Andrea Blum, ‘In Bed with a cold-blooded Animal’ (2008)
Constantin Brancusi, ‘Sleep’ [‘Le Sommeil’] (1908)
Michael E. Smith, ‘Sleep’ (2013)
exhaust pipe, taxidermied chicken, 139 x 16 x 29 cm, installation view CAPC, Bordeaux
Manuel Alvarez Bravo, ‘The Good Reputation Sleeping (La buena fama durmiendo)’ (1939)
‘Para ti el banano madura el peso de tu dulce amor’ (2008) by Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa.
The artist slept with a vine of green bananas in the gallery space for the duration of the exhibition, until he ripened them with the heat of his own body and shared them with visitors. (thanks Stefan)
‘Sleep’ (2004) by Jan Huijben.
Jan Huijben took sleeping pills and slept inside the gallery space, throughout the opening of his exhibition.
Henrik Olesen, ‘Portrait of My Father Sleeping (after Matt Mullican)’ (2010)
Stills from the video ‘God bless America’ (2002) by Tadasu Takamine.
Tadasu Takamine and his lovely assistant shared a room with a huge clay face for eighteen consecutive days. Before the eye of the camera, they ate, slept, read, had sex and made continuous changes to the face, animating it to keep time with a scratchy, halting recording of the American patriotic classic “God Bless America”.