Freedom of Sleep - Anabelle Lacroix

An act of showing: rethinking artist-run initiatives through place, curated by Anabelle Lacroix, exhibition view, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, 2017. Photo credit: Keelan O’Hehir.

Anabelle Lacroix ( France )

At ZK/U, Anabelle Lacroix will be researching a project that investigates the politics of sleep and sleeplessness. Focused on the desynchronization of the body with society—and perhaps with an accelerationist view point—the central aspect of the project is to flip the subject of insomnia around, to turn it into useful thinking and into listening. In our daily race against the clock, night-time can become free-time for critical thinking and for generating as many forms of counter cultures across genres and genders. Freedom of Sleep seeks to illuminate the ways in which we understand sleep, wakefulness, productivity and control in contemporary times to rethink the binaries of day and night, effectiveness and inertia. During her time at ZK/U, she will further develop her curatorial project’s framework and programing for a public outcome, and bring artists, musicians, thinkers and scientists together to produce a radio podcast with ZK/U’s partner sub_text. 

Katja Aglert, The breath between the rustle of dead leaves and the shadow of a tale, installation view, Biologiska Museet, Stockholm, 2016. Credit: Katja Aglert.
Writing In The Expanded Field, digital publication edited by Anabelle Lacroix and Lucinda Strahan. Credit: The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne.
Poster, exhibition Gesture Manifest, curated by Anabelle Lacroix and Andrew Tetzlaff, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, 2016. Design :U/P.