Genre:art walk, sound performance | Exhibiting institution:Raumkalk Art Space | Year of creation:2010 | City/Country:Cologne / Germany |
Material:sleeping bag, sleeping pills | Equipment:wireless microphone, nine speakers, audio amplifier, sound mixer | Duration:4 hours |

There was a total darkness and heat in the gallery. There were nine randomly positioned loudspeakers on the floor. The loudspeakers transmitted a loud snort and snore mixed with some surrounding sounds, such as passing by cars, pedestrian’s steps, conversations etc. The performer was fast asleep like a homeless bum in his sleeping bag on the sidewalk on the other side of the street near the gallery. A small radio microphone was attached next to his mouth. It was the source of the original sound transmitted to the gallery.

The visitors, confused by noise and darkness, had to find the source of sound each according to their own intuition. Some spent up to an hour searching, the others left without success.

Performance:Andrey Ustinov | Photography:Alwin Lay | Sound:Reto Gnad | Production:KHM, Academy of Media Arts |