is a sculptural installation, vibrational device and curatorial
initiative that reclaims laziness and idleness as power.
from historical records that show that deliberate
fragmentation of restorative sleep patterns were used to subjugate and extract
labor from enslaved people, we have realised that this extraction has not
stopped, it has only morphed. A state of constant fatigue is still used to break our will.
This “sleep gap” shows that there are front lines in our
bedrooms as well as the streets: deficit of sleep and lack of free time for
some is the building block of the “free world”. After learning who
benefits most from restful sleep and down time, we are creating interactive
surfaces for a playful approach to investigate and practice deliberate
energetic repair. As Afro Latinx artists, we believe that reparation must
come from the institution under many shapes, one of them being the
redistribution of rest, relaxation, and down times.