Carrie Hott
Ten Machine Sleep Session (2018, 17:21)

Listen in a dark room, lying down, eyes closed, and imagine being surrounded by ten sound machines and a coach, guiding you through sleep therapy on a megaphone. This track was made by collaging together and adapting segments from several sleep scripts found online, accompanied by all ten tracks from one Conair Sound Therapy Machine, including Tropical Forest, Thunderstorm, Summer Night, Ocean Waves, White Noise, Heartbeat, Songbirds, Waterfall, Running Stream, and Rainfall. As someone who struggles with sleeplessness and insomnia, I created this from various sources for others who have trouble sleeping, and need to drown out as much as possible.
Carrie Hott is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland, California. Her work is informed by a roving research practice that explores the current and historic infrastructural systems that mediate our collective experiences and perceptions.

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Heavy Breathing ︎ 2018

Critical thinking often feels heady, abstract, and divorced from the body. How do conversations change when we are moving our bodies and out of breath? What new modes of thinking become possible?