Influenced Nightmare

Performance: Anne Glassner
Performative object: Alfred Lenz
LLLLLL Seidlgasse 14/ Vienna/ 14th June 2017
photos: Alfred Lenz

In the borderlands between wakefulness and rest is a strange and fascinating state of consciousness characterized by dream-like visions and strange sensory occurrences. During this state, the mind is “ fluid and hyperassociative,” giving rise to images that can express layers of memories and sensations. Psychologists call this stage “hypnagogia,” In Influenced Nightmare a bed takes the control of the sleeping person. The integrated finger on the bed wakes the person who wants to fall in a deep sleep.