Hyphen Labs, The Gospel According to Yawn (2019)

Douglas Coupland, Garnet Hertz, Hyphen-Labs, Michael Mandiberg, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, Addie Wagenknecht, Alan Warburton
Sleep Mode
South Block
60-64 Osborne Street, G1 5QH
24 Apr — 10 May 2020
Fri 24 April – Sun 10 May Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm Sat – Sun, 11am – 5pm
This exhibition was due to take place during Glasgow International 2020, 23 April – 10 May, which has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The festival will be re-staged in 2021 with dates to be announced.

Are you living your life in sleep mode – never fully on or off? Selected from the larger international group exhibition 24/7 recently seen at Somerset House London, and inspired by Jonathan Crary’s book 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep, Sleep Mode is an international group exhibition of media art that addresses our diminished capacity to pay attention in a world based on a ceaseless cycle of production and consumption.

Sleep Mode explores ideas relating to surveillance, the gig economy, inescapable connectivity, and the balance between public and private. An accompanying publication, A Wake-Up Call for Our Non-Stop World, edited by the exhibition’s curator Sarah Cook, includes interviews with artists and new essays by Douglas Coupland and Crary, among others.

Curated by Sarah Cook

Supported by Somerset House, University of Glasgow Information Studies and the Digital Departures Lab, South Block and Wasps Studios