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 researcher opened the conversation about the culture of sleep and sleeplessness in September, 2018. They then held a participatory workshop and conversation on March 13, 2019.

Visit Wu’s work-in-progress installation in the Target Studio this summer, entitled Daydreaming Station. With the installation, Wu invites audiences to reconsider their sleep as a culture—and to fall asleep in the museum.

Wu has also created installations at WAM this past year under the collaborative groups CarryOn Homes, and as part of Slow Art Day and the Target Studio Collaboration Culmination and Performance.

 

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