Istvan Kantor

1993, 08:40 minutes, colour, English & French


An episode from the life of FUCKFACE, the enigmatic artist-star from the near future, Sleep deals with art history, stardom, and everyday life with irony and wit. Sleep can be described as a short, "recycled version" of Andy Warhol's well known film of the same title and at the same time, it can be interpreted as a pseudo-critical statement of the Warholian mythology and the related contemporary art world. Through the simple means of computer graphics Sleep explores the forms of mediatic diary and hypermedia video.

Sleep raconte un épisode de la vie de "Fuckface", l'énigmatique artiste-vedette d'un futur proche, et se moque doucement de l'histoire de l'art, de la vie quotidienne des artistes et du milieu artistique. Version recyclée du film du même nom d'Andy Warhol, Sleep peut être interprété comme une pseudo-critique du mythe "warholien" et de l'univers de l'art contemporain qui s'y rattache.

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