In 2007, artist Doug Aitken presented his Sleepwalkers installation at MoMA. Eight videos—showcasing art-appreciating actors from Tilda Swinton to Donald Sutherland—were projected on the outside walls of the museum, while Cat Power rocked the inside.
Now comes the box set. The short films have been re-imagined as a multimedia publication from Princeton Architectural Press. In the spirit of multimedia editions of the past, most notably Andy Warhol’s Index, The Sleepwalkers Box is a special volume designed to encourage audiences to create their own multi-sensory experiences as they explore a kaleidoscopic universe of printed images, motion pictures, and audio recordings.
For its launch, DFA Records’ Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Jonathan Galkin will create an all-immersive live percussion and electronic score alongside projected installation visuals in the Performance Dome of MoMA PS1 from 5-7 pm, Sunday, April 1—no joke!