Sleep is an uncompromising interruption of the theft of time from us by capitalism.
– Jonathan Crary
Is sleep the best form of meditation, as the Dalai Lama says? At the end of the year, around the time of the longest night on 21/12, we are bringing together artists and thinkers who reflect on the theme of sleep. David Weber-Krebs and Patrícia Portela research the powerful potential of sleeping – in an age in which we might as well be awake 24 hours a day. Nathalie Pattyn gives a lecture on the effects of light on sleep. The Monastery is coming to the Kaaistudios for a second day, with rituals that have been adapted to the winter. And Valentine Kempynck questions how meaningful hibernation may be for us today.