The Making of Sleepless contains a selection of work collected during the research stage of the project. Images are taken from sketchbooks and drawings created in collaborative meetings between the artist and the scientist. The text is from the sleep diaries created by the Valerian Knights, a service user group engaged in the project as ‘subject producers’ interwoven throughout the piece, are hand written notes, collected over a week by the artist, recording the times she was woken by her six month old son. The soundtrack is a recording of the movement of mice in the lab. Lastly the animatic is an early version of the film, Sleepless, used to communicate the films ideas and themes between the artists and scientist and the subject producers.
Ellie Land, February 2016