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Sleep is like your grown 

child who loves you 


who comes back to you 

when she is ready 

to rest.  

– Yuko Taniguchi


How do you rest? What helps you fall asleep? Sleep is vital to our well-being, but rest can be quite complicated. Join Yuko and Peng Wu as they contemplate sleep through art, poetry, and naps.

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.

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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.

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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.