Slow Wave

Seeing Sleep

September 25 – 27, 2009

Sleep is among the most mysterious of human behaviors, both difficult to portray and resistant to narration. Slow Wave presents works that employ both poetic and empirical channels in an attempt to give form to the amorphousness of sleep, and examines the particular techniques through which sleep is understood. Over three days, visitors will have a chance to view exhibitons by Jennifer Hall, Allan Hobson, Pierre Huyghe, Rodney Graham, Fernando Orellana and Brendan Burns, Ana Rewakowicz, and Andy Warhol; attend a performance of Alvin Lucier's "Music for Solo Performer" (by special RPI guests), and revisit milestones in sleep science. In this interdisciplinary commingling of art and science, recordings of brain waves function as drawings or poetic transcriptions and works of art double as experiments.

  • Alvin Lucier
  • Ana Rewakowicz
  • Andy Warhol
  • Fernando Orellana
  • J. Allan Hobson
  • Jennifer Hall
  • Pierre Huyghe
  • Richard Linklater
  • Rodney Graham