Special Remote Broadcast: SLEEP1237 PERFORMA 19 NYC, Shu Lea Cheang & Matthew Fuller (Audio)

Nov 02, 2019
Created by Shu Lea Cheang & Matthew Fuller. Commissioned by PERFORMA 19. Broadcast on Wave Farm Radio WGXC 90.7-FM

Performa 19 is pleased to present SLEEP1237, a performance by pioneering new media artist Shu Lea Cheang and new media scholar Matthew Fuller, exploring the cultural and physical expressions of sleep. The event will take place over the course of 12 hours and 37 minutes in the Performa Hub, a temporary space for programming during the biennial in downtown New York City. Recalling the aesthetics of Fluxus, performers will read audience members to sleep overnight with each reading to last one hour, creating what the artist refers to as a “Sonata of Sleep.” Readers featured a consortium of New York culture maevens including Martha Rosler, Lawrence Chua, exonemo, Phumzile Sitole, Surya Mattu, McKenzie Wark, Jason Lucas, Morehshin Allahyari, Larissa Pham, Shu Lea Cheang, Jenny Zhang, and Dennis Yi Tenen. SLEEP1237 was a live broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM in New York's Upper Hudson Valley.