Sleep with Me is a project where we a group of artists and neuroscientists develop performances for sleeping audiences. Together they investigate how signals from EEG, heartbeat and breathing in a sleeping person can be use to generate sounds, lights and changes in temperature in real time. Since the artistic output is influenced by the sleeper, the group sees the events as performances co-created with the sleeping person. Collectively the different participants want to know more about how artistically created output can influence the sleeper. The project currently includes participants from visual art, music and neuroscience from Sweden, Italy, France and the Netherlands and will be expanded as the project develops.
Participants: Emilio Fantin, Per Huttner, Stephen Whitmarsh and Robert Oostenveld.
The project is a collaboration with researchers from Donders Institute in Holland and ICM at Hôpital Salpetrière in Paris and supported by Kulturbryggan in Stockholm.