audio/textile installation at Stavanger Art Museum
Sleeptalking brings together a recording of a vocalist rehearsing a lullaby and a set of textiles on wooden frames. The vocalist doesn’t fully remember the lyrics of the lullaby and she stumbles on her words. By translating the lullaby into a song that should be practiced, the soothing qualities inherent to lullabies transform into something else. The colours of the textiles derived from cyanotype, indigo and a blue light-gathering pigment found in cyanobacteria.
The cyanobacteria is the simplest organism currently known to have a day- and night rhythm.
Matthew Coutts for the wood.
Supported by Fond for Lyd og Bilde and Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond.
Photography: Oddbjørn Erland Aarstad