Sleep-Inn Re-opens in Amsterdam
Nocturnal care for art buyers and cleaners
Amsterdam will have a Sleep-Inn again. The cultural institution Mediamatic offers a free place to sleep for cleaners and visitors of Art Amsterdam from 7 till 12 May. The Sleep-Inn is part of the (Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam. All art-lovers can spend the night for free and visit the performances of the two hostesses Melanie Bonajo (NL) and Kinga Kielczynska (PL) called Mediummatic, 5 days of alternative communication from 08.30 pm untill 10.00 pm
The Sleep-Inn is a performance-friendly environment made by artists. You’ll be offered a stretcher, running water, bathrooms and a snack. There is room for 60 people a night. You’ll be brought to sleep with lullabies or if that fails, you can order a nightcap. And should you forget your sleeping bag, we have them for rent for 3 euros a night.
Kinga Kielczynska and Melanie Bonajo create new unthinkable worlds with installations and rituals. They worked together in the project Modern Life of the Soul and put the installation The culture that doesn’t exist on show at the Gallery Fons Welters in September 2007.
The 8.30 - 10.00 pm programme of the performances Mediummatic, 5 days of alternative communication is as follows:
Wednesday May 7
The art of permanent Laughter
Thursday May 8
Friday May 9
Saturday May 10
Sunday May 11
extra: free massage on Saturday May 10th from 10am – 5pm
permanent: Material spiritual installation by Kinga Kielczynska en Melanie Bonajo
Costs and Reservations
With the Passé partout from (Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam (7.50 euro for sale on the spot, free for all the visitors of Art Amsterdam). The Sleep-Inn is opened from 11 am until 1 am. The lights go out at 1.30 am the latest. Visit www.mediamatic.net/sleep-inn for reservations.
(Con) Temporary Museum
The (Con)Temporary Museum Amsterdam is the urban parallel program of Art Amsterdam. Here in the city of Amsterdam functions as floor plan, the art institutes are the rooms of this big imaginary museum, and through the Sleep-Inn, Mediamatic is it’s bedroom. www.tijdelijkmuseum.nl
Mediamatic, Post CS Gebouw, Oosterdokskade 5, ground floor/ side entrance, Amsterdam
Official Website: http://www.mediamatic.net/artefact-34699-nl.html
Added by Mediamatic on April 29, 2008