Napping in the Name of Art

Quick!—run over to Times Square and step in Jim Findlay's Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience,  presented by Time Square Arts, before it packs up this weekend.

Jim Findlay: Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience

Photograph by Clint Spaulding for @TSqArts

Open only in the evening, Findlay’s installation in the basement of the Brill Building incorporates video, sound, lighting design, and performance to build a surreal dreamscape based on Cao Xueqin’s 18th century Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber. While inside the chamber, visitors are invited to lie or sit down as performers unravel Xuegin’s tale of love around them. 

Jim Findlay: Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience

Photograph by Clint Spaulding for @TSqArts

Go enjoy perhaps the most artful nap you’ll ever take and be sure to share your dreams during on the online log

Jim Findlay: Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience is open through May 17, 2014 at the Brill Building, 1619 Broadway, New York. Admission is free.

-Kate Haveles

Jim Findlay: Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience

Photograph by Clint Spaulding for @TSqArts

Jim Findlay: Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience

Photograph by Clint Spaulding for @TSqArts

Jim Findlay: Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience

Photograph by Clint Spaulding for @TSqArts

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