Exhibition about falling asleep on display at Museum of Applied Art

"Uneversum: Rhythms and Spaces." Source: Evert Palmets

The new exhibition "Uneversum: Rhythms and Spaces" explores radical ideas about sleeping, time and timekeeping.

"The exhibition juxtaposes everyday objects with design initiatives and artworks to show how the time and space for sleeping have been re-conceptualized and how this affects us today," Sandra Nuut, the curator of the exhibition, said.

"The visions of sleep we see [in art] today look in multiple directions, combining modern technology, recycling and craftsmanship, with personal experience, science, fantasy and cognition," Nuut said.

Norman Orro in his work "Organic Noise Machine" examines how we relate to sound and noise as a result of sleep deprivation.

"Uneversum. Rhythms and Spaces." Source: Suzanne Zhang

Helga Schmid's installation "Circadian Dreams" functions as both a space and a clock, where each 12 minutes correspond to a 24-hour day and each minute represents two hours.

Visitors who attended kindergarten in Estonia during the 1970s and 1980s will encounter some familiar sights: among others, Niina Eigi's bed designed for the Piilupesa kindergarten at the Haabneeme Kirov Fishing Kolkhoz and the modular bed that Helle Gans designed for Pärnu KEK's Trall kindergarten. 

The exhibition "Uneversum: Rhythms and Spaces" at the Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum is open until January 28.

"Uneversum: Rhythms and Spaces." Source: Evert Palmets


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