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Gospel According to Yawn

“Sleep is an uncompromising interruption of the theft of time from us by capitalism.”
― Jonathan Crary, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep

Gospel According to Yawn, 2020
Somerset House, London, UK

Creative Direction: Hyphen-Labs
Developers: Dan Moore  
Voiceover: Nick Ryan
Collaborators: Romy Gad el Rab

Gospel According to Yawn (OR ‘Are you still tired?’) is a multichannel yawn zone, aimed at capturing users contagious yawns. The installation reminds us of the commodification of sleep and sleep as our last resistance to capitalism and how we sell our waking lives for minimum wage to get our  dreams for free. Visitors are invited to enter the photo booth to contribute to the ever growing database of yawns;
a social lubricator for the dreamworld.