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Volunteers wanted for a one-night sleep study workshop looking at Art and Sleep

Using sleep science technology to produce artwork with your brain and body while asleep


Have you ever wonder what you look like when you sleep? How about what your brain and body are doing while you’re unconscious? Ever imagine that you could produce artwork while you are sleeping?

SymbioticA artist, Lisa Carrie Goldberg is in search of a volunteer participant who would like to be part of a single evening study held at the Science Gallery. The intended outcome of this workshop is the creation of works of art that come from data collected by the changing body positions of the volunteered sleeper.


The program will be run by the artist and a certified sleep technologist. The study involves meeting with the artist before the sleep study takes place, sleeping in a gallery over the course of one night, and being comfortable with your results being published and shown in a public exhibition at the Science Gallery.


Looking for:

  • 1 participant
  • age 18 years or older
  • no previous sleep issues or disorders
  • never been in a sleep study before
  • must be available to sleep in the gallery for 1 night on 28 January 2011


By participating in this project you will help:

  • to solidify the connection and highlight the differences between the fields of science and art
  • engage in a scientific practice in which the goal is to provoke discussion rather than focus on problem solving
  • study the effects of external devices upon sleep positioning
  • use the body as a tool for art
  • present the public with the opportunity to gain access to a unique laboratory
  • question the limits and possibilities of the sleep science technology used today


Please forward this request on to anyone you think might be interested. To participate in this study, or if you would like further information, please contact:


Lisa Carrie Goldberg,

Dr. Ionat Zurr,


Ref: RA/4/1/4342

[Notice approved by:
   Human Research Ethics Committee,
   Research Services, University of Western Australia