The Sleepers: an Evening with Ruth Patir and Jonathan Crary (one night only) – Danspace Project
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The Sleepers: an Evening with Ruth Patir and Jonathan Crary (one night only)

Video still from Ruth Patir's The Sleepers (2016)
Video still from Ruth Patir's The Sleepers (2016)

Watch the trailer for The Sleepers here!

Ruth Patir is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her current research into dream interpretation has brought her into conversation with the writer Sheila Heti, who authored a blog in 2008 tracking dreams that Americans were having about then-presidential nominee hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In response, and in the spirit of election season, Patir will present an evening of readings and a screening of her 2016 video work The Sleepers.

Patir will be joined at this event by special guest Jonathan Crary, art critic and author of 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep, a critically acclaimed book examining the fate of human perception within the operations of global information and communication networks.

The continuation of Patir’s research will be presented at Danspace Project in January, coinciding with the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.

Ruth Patir is an Israeli American artist raised in Israel and currently working and living in New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2015 and her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 2011. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (2014 official selection NDNF, New York), Petah Tikva Museum (2014, Israel), Kav 16 Gallery (2012, Tel Aviv) , Flux Factory (2016, New York), and Judith Charles Gallery NY (2015). Currently she is performing at the Guggenheim Museum with Public Movement.