Register to attend the culmination event of Peng’s work here>> Peng Wu is an interdisciplinary artist and graphic designer working in public art and social practice to create impacting visual narrative for social change. Dr. Michael Howell is an associate professor and leading expert in the relationship between sleep and the brain in the Department of Neurology. Together they are examining how to enhance and improve sleep therapy by combining an artistic and scientific perspective on sleep disorders. The artist and sleep…
Sleep is like your grown
child who loves you
who comes back to you
when she is ready
– Yuko Taniguchi
Creative Contemplation of Rest is a three-part series, with each program focusing on a different aspect of the collaborators’ research.
Sleep Texture | September 29 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In this workshop, you will lie down and contemplate what it is like to touch your sleep.
The Weight of Sleep | October 20 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
What does it mean to “fall” asleep? Is it the same as falling in love? Is sleep heavy? We will think about our own and others’ sleep through this unique concept of sleep as gravity.
Eating Light | November 10 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Daylight is as essential as water for the human body. We will explore what feeds our sleep so that we can rest fully.
Artists and Collaborators
Beyond medicine, what other ways can we learn and become aware of our own well-being related to sleep? Yuko (poet) and Peng (social practice artist) are collaborating with Dr. Kathryn Cullen (Department of Psychiatry) and Dr. Michael Howell (Department of Neurology) to answer this question.