Awake

Awake


Experimental video project

1920 x 1080 px
11min 12sec

The main theme of the project is reboot. Awake is focused on the insomniac state of mind. The link with the reboot theme is that insomnia is part of the shut down before a reboot. It is the procedure that happens before a reboot of a computer, for example, the process of a system’s overload. This project is a study of human behavior facing insomnia. I wanted to ask myself how do you end up in the insomniac state? What are the main causes? I decided to do a self-documentation during my period of insomnia. I gathered the main elements of the day that overload the mind and wrote them every night during two weeks. I also filmed myself just before going to sleep to study my behaviour. What kind of actions am I doing? How do I fall asleep every night? The text is therefore the source of my behavior the night I filmed myself. A self-monitoring system is created. I became my own therapist, an observer and patient at the same time.


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