RESEARCH OF PEOPLE GROUP SLEEPING
There are many homeless people sleeping together in a group on the street, because It's warmer when people sleep together.
Hong Kong Protester
Protester they need to occupy the street all the time for several days, so they usually sleep together in a group on street or tents.
Friends like staying with each other in any place, even it is crowed and small. They would not mind to sleep together in a really tiny room.
I found that people love sleeping together in a group all the time like sleepover, girls' night...etc. For example, when I went camping with my friends recently, we have four people but we only have a tents for three people, we still like sleeping in this tents together even it was really crowded but very cozy. So I think my basic concept will look at the camping specific situation of people sleeping together in a group. I will also look at the difference of different culture's sleeping habits and where do people usually sleep together in a group.
Animals sleeping in group
I think human also is animal, so I did some research about animals sleeping in a group.
Three peas in a pod
A tatami is a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms. Traditionally made of rice straw to form the core (though nowadays sometimes the core is composed of compressed wood chip boards or polystyrene foam), with a covering of woven soft rush (igusa) straw, tatami are made in standard sizes, with the length exactly twice the width, an aspect ratio of 2:1. Usually, on the long sides, they have edging (heri) of brocade or plain cloth, although some tatami have no edging.
Japanese and Korean always sleep on the floor just with the cushion pads, quilts and pillows.
Atelier Van Lieshout
Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) is a multidisciplinary collective in the field of contemporary art, design, and architecture. It was founded by Joep van Lieshout in 1995 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where the company continues to design and fabricate their widely-exhibited works. Atelier Van Lieshout has attained international recognition for objects-based projects that balance on the boundary between art, architecture and design. Recurring themes in the work of AVL include self-sufficiency, power, politics, and the more classical themes of life and death. The name Atelier Van Lieshout emphasizes the fact that, although Joep van Lieshout founded and leads the collective, the work produced stems from the creative impulses of the entire team.
AVL's most relevant recurring themes are domestication, politics, complex functioning systems, and the re-contextualization of familiar, domestic objects. The Atelier van Lieshout claims to make no distinction between “real artworks” and “just building something for someone.” The studio group focuses on creating artworks whose design principles challenge conventional ideas of utility and functionality by reinventing how the viewer perceives or approaches an object and the environment in which it is placed. This is achieved by the implementation of non-traditional materials and color palettes, odd or unusual subject matter, and through the strategic positioning or locale of the artwork. For example in the 2010 public artwork Funky Bones it is impossible to see in its entirety except at a distance, preferably from above. Moving close enough to actually interact with it produces an entirely different perspective.
The Body -seat
The Body -seat－－KIRSI ENKOVAARA
'The Body' encourages a person to find their choice of sitting by discarding learned cultural norms. Trusting in their touch, movement and the feelings that arise in reaction to these in order to create the most comfortable way of sitting. The structure of 'The Body' is made from canvas and rice allowing it to be formed into reconfigurable rigid structures.
The project started from an interest in emphasizing the psychology of sitting. When we are sitting or laying down we are less aware of our surroundings and in a more relaxed state. This is why the construction of the seat needed to reflect the qualities of human touch, the tactility and safety of which provides us with great comfort.
The structure is made from a single 6 meters long rice filled piece of fabric. The nature of the structure combined with the behavior of the rice makes it possible to bend into various different configurations and forms. "I find the beauty of this product being when the simple form turns into various complicated configurations as a result of human interaction". It is the friction created by the rice combined with the fabric that enables the structure to become extremely rigid when bent but at the same time embody the comforting features of a cushion.
Rice is a renewable and very accessible material. As in Japan thru history it has been used in pillows offering a more ecological and ergonomic option to foam.
Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle
Intimate Portraits Of Sleeping Pregnant Couples By Russian Photographer Jana Romanova
When Russian photographer Jana Romanova’s friends started getting married and having children, she started looking for a way to deal with this sudden change in her life. The product of her efforts was an extraordinarily intimate and tender portrait series of young sleeping pregnant couples called ‘Waiting’.
Romanova started the series by shooting her pregnant friends as they slept. She said that the project began as a way to get used to the fact that all of her friends were getting pregnant and talking about how their lives would need to change for their children. She later expanded the project, contacting pregnant couples online. She managed to find 40 couples over the course of two years, each one representing another week of pregnancy.
Romanova shot the portraits early in the morning on weekends, when people slept in and didn’t have to be up for work. She used step ladders, which are ubiquitous in Russia, to gain a raised yet intimate perspective.
family sleeping together
When family sleeping together, they usually hag each other. Sometimes they will put their arms or legs on others' body. They will share the quilt, bed, pad, or pillow, blanket...etc.
People like gathering together and sleeping together in a group.
The V Festival
Japanese sleeping in the tube
Mini Capsule Hotel by Atelier Van Lieshout
Mini Capsule Hotel, a six-bed dorm by Atelier Van Lieshout, featured in an outdoor installation called Never-EverLand.Curated by Natalie Kovacs and presented by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, the installation was billed as a "dystopian/utopian garden of unearthly delights". Mini Capsule Hotel was bought by actor Brad Pitt (below), who apparently plans to install it on his private beach.
BarRectum, Arsch Bar, Asshole Bar, Bar Anus. While the translations sound different, the form is universally recognizable. The bar takes its shape from the human digestive system: starting with the tongue, continuing to the stomach, moving through the small and the large intestines and exiting through the anus. While BarRectum is anatomically correct, the last part of the large intestine has been inflated to a humongous size to hold as many drinking customers at the bar as possible. The anus itself is part of a large door that doubles as an emergency exit.
Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?
What Does sleeping style of a couple tell about the relationship
"What Does sleeping style of a couple tell about the relationship" The article then describes each sleeping style and what it means.
A. The loving Spoonful
This position reveals strong bonding between the couple and is the symbol of ultimate understanding between them.
B. The dead arm embrace of passion
This position reveals that the passion is still alive and the love between the couple is still young and on a high.
C. The Tandem Bike
This position tells us that the couple is still trying to understand each other and compromise with each other.
D. Sunnyside and Flipped
This position reveals that both live in there own world and a lack of togetherness between them.
E. Property Dispute
F. One side fits all
This position reveals that both of them do care for each other and they do have their small world where they share everything.
G. The Space Between Us
They are on a break.
H. Doing Da' Bump
They are in a fight but still care about each other.