Rosemarie Trockel. Sleepingpill, 1999.Video still. Courtesy of Barbara Gladstone, NewYork.
Sleeping Pill (“Sleep Aid”) is a confined space curve as psychiatric swaddle where people in suits, cocoons, caterpillars, sleeping bags and gently spread on mattresses. It is a public sanctuary for sleepers, silence, slowness, and the physiological need to sleep and dream on the other), In the life-size video projection one could observe people in a kind of ethereal blue lit sleep laboratory to find peace within the hustle and bustle of the biennial. This sci-fi setting created a meditative atmosphere in which one could lose oneself like a sleep-walker.