William Loek

The convenience of sleep is a provocation of the materialiazation of sleep in a hypothetical dystopic future. The project asks that in the future where sleep has been fully materialized, could we perceive sleep as a commodity in a spatial experience? In the current capitalist society, drugs, coffee, and cigarettes are consumed to postpone sleep and prolong activity time, allowing society to catch up to the never ending financial security, social obligation, or daily responsibility. The project looks to transform our everyday convenience store into a sleep and wakefulness spaces that focus on efficiency and comfort while challenging the notion of sleep as we know it. Physical intimacy, public and private, various sleeping position, as well as the use of drugs as adrenaline stimulants are explored in the design, observing the various possibility of the commodification of sleep and ultimately, embracing the cultural transformation in the scenario of dystopic future.

william_loek@hotmail.com