, Pretend to sleep, 2010 (bed)

Pretend to sleep, 2010 (bed)

Size: 165.4 H x 116.9 W x 0.4 in

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Size: 165.4 H x 116.9 W x 0.4 in

Pretend to sleep, 2010. Video Installation James McCarthy in Death Anxiety (1980) writes about the child’s first experience of death when viewing a corpse as the understanding “that death is a state of permanent immobility with shut, sightless eyes, a state of profound sleep or both” (McCarthy 1980:17). In the work Pretend to Sleep I asked my grandmother to lie down on the bed and pretend to sleep. I watched her while she lays still and ‘asleep’.

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