An Investigation into Sleep Deprivation – Elise Léonin's MFA Exhibition

Date and time
19 March 2020 at 12:00 PM - 28 March 2020 at 05:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

Konstfack, Dialoggatan 7, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan

Eight screens with both informative and associative digital paintings have been placed on goods cages. Together with broken hard drives, computers and unattached cables they form a soundscape with sculptural effect. The installation includes films and sounds on monitors and laptops, some dysfunctional. Rendered intersections of MRI scans and texts create layers of simulated sound. The basic material in the films has been created through various on-line generators. It has then been manipulated to create an virtually retro-futuristic aesthetic.

At the same time, this is an exhibition about producing an exhibition. In different ways, it approaches the relationship between creativity and sleep deprivation. With her background in painting, Elise Léonin portrays the visual world that developed through her research into brainwaves, brain hacking and clinical creativity research.

Here are are all the films included in the exhibition:


Department of Fine Art