THE SLEEP PIECE

NICK TAGGART  
The Sleep Piece / south view The Sleep Piece / north view The Sleep Piece / detail 1 Image Box  

COLLABORATION
WITH LAURA COOPER

The Sleep Piece (Exterior of Unconsciousness, One Photograph Every Morning Before Waking) is an ongoing collaboration by Laura Cooper and Nick Taggart, begun in 1993. Laura is asleep in each original black and white Polaroid photograph. If she is awake no photograph is taken that day. Once taken, no photograph is omitted. The piece is exhibited as a single growing installation, mounted directly onto the wall with archival photo corners, chronologically arranged in blocks of 30 prints.
As of February 12, 2018, there were 6,792 photographs.



© 2010-2018, NICK TAGGART

The Sleep Piece / detail 2
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