Michikazu Matsune - How did you sleep last night? / Small Talk about Sleeping

Michikazu Matsune - How did you sleep last night? / Small Talk about Sleeping

Michikazu Matsune - How did you sleep last night? / Small Talk about Sleeping

Michikazu Matsune - How did you sleep last night? / Small Talk about Sleeping

Michikazu Matsune – How did you sleep last night? – Book Release Party

Friday, 21 June 2024, 19:00–22:00
Softcover, Stumpergasse 53-55, 1060 Vienna

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Book Release Party with music by Marie Vermont and the concept horse.

Performance artist Michikazu Matsune has worked on a conversation project that starts with a simple question: How did you sleep last night? Curious, intimate, and sometime surprising responses are now made into a book!

Accompanied by dreamy drawings by Marie Vermont, How did you sleep last night? / Small Talk about Sleeping is developed in the framework of The Institute of Sleepless Nights—a research project devoted to the art of sleeplessness and a wide range of troubles related to the act of sleeping.

Author: Michikazu Matsune, Drawings: Marie Vermont, Editing: Miwa Negoro, Brian Haman, Design: Aki Namba, Published by Studio Matsune, English, June 2024, Softcover, 13 x 19 cm, 102 pages, 500 copies, ISBN 978-3-9505522-0-1

Michikazu Matsune, born in Kobe and based in Vienna, is an artist who works in diverse contexts and formats, ranging from stage performances to interventions in public and private spaces. At the crossroads between documentary and conceptual approaches, in which poetry, humour, the absurd, and criticism meet, his work examines the relationship between identity and globalisation, action and language, public and private. Matsune is the initiator and co-founder of The Institute of Sleepless Nights with Thomas Geiger and Pieternel Vermootel.

Marie Vermont lives in Vienna between pigments, cables, instruments, scores, brushes, noises, paper, mallets, tapes, birds and other conditions.

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