Sleep no more. 2007. Two channel HD video with two channel audio, custom DVD encoding. Infinite loop


Sleep No More uses the built in encoding of the standard DVD player and reprogrammes it in order to create a self generating work. The encoding causes the DVD player to select pairings of images and sounds according to rules based on patterns found in gene reproduction. The images, a collection of animated drawings, are then presented in infinite sequences, much like the DNA sequences at the centre of our own genetic coding.

Each time the two DVD players are set in motion, the programming generates a unique and infinite sequence of pairings. In a sense, creates a new work.

The audio elements are composed of harmonic piano intervals, which are also selected by the DVD programming to create a new and unique soundtrack for each playing of the piece.