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Unilaboratorio
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Unilaboratorio
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Unilaboratorio
Unilaboratorio
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Built to resemble an expo stand, this installation invites viewers to closely monitor the sleep stages and sleeping rhythms of people sleeping in a fully functional sleeping laboratory. But this sleep lab offers an unusual feature: it shows the sleepers’ dreams on a video screen. The ‘dreams’ are based on video diaries recorded by the sleepers themselves prior to the sleep sessions. In the installation, a video mixing program is connected to a real-time sleep stage detector. Using state-of-the-art sleep analysis technology, the signals received from the sleeper’s brain directly affect the nature of the dream video.

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English title / The Sleep Lab
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Unilaboratorio
Original title / Unilaboratorio
Keywords / sleep, documentary films, technology, dreams (sleeping)
Type / Installation
Genre / Installation, Interactive art
Country / Finland
Duration / 00:00:00
Language / No dialogue
Year / 2006
Cast / VIRTA productions / - (Producer), Finnish Cultural Foundation / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Minna Långström (Author), Finlayson / - (Support), Ambu OY / - (Support), ResMed / Jussi Vuorela / - (Support), Jussi Virkkala (Programming), Juha Vehviläinen (Programming)
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