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Sleepover, Serpentine Gallery

On 30 July 2010 the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London staged Sleepover, an overnight event of talks, films, experiments and a midnight feast plus a series of Insomnia Labs featuring talks, workshops, lectures and discussions on professional insomniacs, the night, dreaming, sleep, and the productivity of sleeplessness. Artists, architects, and musicians hosted activities throughout the night, exploring ideas of mapping sleep and the psychedelic qualities of insomnia. This segment documents one event from that night, Lullaby, a performance by artist/musician Dale Berning. (24 minutes)


The Island


The Island radio series, produced and presented by curators Victoria Brooks and Andrew Bonacina, regularly presents on-site recordings of UK-based performance, music, panels and artist interviews. The Island also partners with the Clocktower Gallery on The Island Studio Sessions, a long-term research project that includes a series of residencies, exhibitions and radio broadcasts. The first two residents as part of the project are UK-based artists Haroon Mirza and Hannah Sawtell. These residencies are made possible by a collaboration between The Island (Andrew Bonacina and Victoria Brooks, curators) and the Clocktower (Alanna Heiss, curator). The Island is an itinerant non-profit organisation that develops curatorial projects in dialogue with international partners. The Island is committed to a collaborative model for working with organisations and artists across the globe to explore the critical potential of cultural exchange.