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For the 72-hour duration of the performance Fornieles attempted to stay awake, in a wooden lifeboat, marooned on a sea of salt that filled the gallery floors. During the performance, she took messages from the audience addressed to people or things lost to them, and broadcast them in Morse code. The piece was inspired by the final work of Dutch performance artist Bas Jan Ader, In search of the Miraculous, in which he attempted a solo crossing of the Atlantic. Sailing from America with the intention of arriving in Holland, he was lost at sea. From the Deep Waters of Sleep takes its title from a poem written by his mother, Johanna Adriana Ader-Appels: "From the deep waters of sleep I wake up to consciousness... ...I feel my heart beating too. It will go on beating for some time. Then it will stop. I wonder if the little heart that has beaten with mine has stopped. When he passed the border of birth, I laid him at my breast, Rocked him in my arms. He was very small then. A white body of a man, rocked in the arms of the waves, Is very small too." Johanna Adriana Ader-Appels, 1975
Senescence
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