The young participants of the Signal curators program are creating an art-bed with Spacecraft, Tai Snaith and Miso—and they’re installing it for a one-day-only slumber-art party at MPavilion. Using soft sculpture, screen-printing and embroidery they will create an environment for reading, drawing and reflecting—bringing the intimacy of the private space into the public realm. The idea for the art-bed came out of the young artists’ love of reading in bed, as well as Tumblr GIFs of teenagers drawing in bed, and its development references the great art-beds of the past: John and Yoko’s, Tracey Emin’s, Sophie Calle’s, Felix Gonzales Torres’s and, more recently, Minna Gilligan and Sarah Contos’s at Spring 1883.
Between 10.30am and 3.30pm, pop down for a read, a rest or a reverie in the art-bed. Every half hour you’ll have the chance to draw a five-minute portrait: grab a clipboard, paper and pencil and cosy up under the covers with a portrait partner—you’ll have five minutes before the alarm goes off, waking you from your drawing daydream.
At 1pm, Tai and Miso will grab a pillow and discuss the inspirations behind the art-bed—as well as their own artistic processes and influences—for the last of four art chats hosted by the young people at Signal.