dormouse

 

 
NOTES:
A dormouse is a nocturnal, hibernating rodent found in Europe. The word 'dormouse' is derived from the Latin dormire [to sleep]. A guest at the Mad Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland, the Dormouse is always either asleep or falling asleep, despite the efforts of the Mad Hatter and the March Hare to keep him awake. DORMOUSE Polaroids also explore transparency, intrusion, and the uncanny, the notion of privacy and inhabiting a glass house. They also document sleep deprivation, discrepancies between real time and dream time, and the transition from awake to asleep - the guides, the quiet facilitators that insure our safely getting there….
The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination, Second Edition (Yale Nota Bene) (Paperback) by Sandra M. Gilbert (Author), Professor Susan Gubar (Author) "And the lady of the house was seen only as she appeared in each room, according to the nature of the lord of the room..."
 
 
Hannah Villiger polaroids
The immediacy of this technique is simultaneously intimate and direct but also delicate, existing in only a single print with no possibility for reproduction
…..[re]productive artist
 

   

  • Georges Bataille:

Storytellers have not imagined that Sleeping Beauty would have awoken covered by a thick layer of dust; neither have they thought of the sinister spiders’ webs torn by her red hair as soon as she stirred. Yet sad blankets of dust endlessly invade earthly dwellings and soil them uniformly: as if attics and old rooms were being arranged for the imminent entrance of obsessions, of ghosts, of larvae fed and inebriated by the worm-eaten smell of old dust. When the big servant girls arm themselves, each morning, with big feather dusters, or even with vacuum cleaners, they are perhaps not entirely unaware that they are contributing as much as the most positive scientists to keeping off the evil ghosts who are sickened by cleanliness and logic. One day or another, it is true, dust, if it persists, will probably begin to gain ground over the servants, overrunning with vast quantities of rubble abandoned buildings, deserted docks: and in this distant epoch there will be nothing more to save us from nocturnal terrors.

 

·         “To live in a glass house is a revolutionary virtue par excellence. It is also an intoxication, a moral exhibitionism that we badly need. Discretion concerning one’s own existence, once an aristocratic virtue, has become more and more an affair of petit-bourgeois parvenus.”

Walter Benjamin, ‘Surrealism,’ in Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings, Peter Demetz ed., transl. Edmund Jepcott  (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978), p. 180

 

·         When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  - Sophia Loren
 
 

 

·         Problems associated with poor sleep

If you're sleeping poorly on most nights, you probably feeling pretty pooped. If you can keep your eyes open long enough, read through the following list of problems associated with chronic sleep deprivation. If you're sleep deprived, you may:

·         Age more rapidly

·         Be more susceptible to colds, flu, and other infections

·         Display an increased risk of accidents due to sleepiness and poor coordination

·         Experience more emotional problems, including depression and anxiety

·         Feel irritable and experience mood swings

·         Forget important information

·         Have reduced ability to deal with stress

·         Increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and death

·         Show poor judgment, poor concentration, and an inability to make decisions

·         Your sleepiness could pose a real danger for you and those around you – the guilty feeling adding to the stress.