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Never Sleep
Felice Hapetzeder

Never Sleep is a 22-minute video loop scrolling down the whole Koran on a teleprompter in unreadable tempo. It is supported by music inspired from a few accords from the furiously mangling and at the same time suggestive ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica. Here it is entirely rearranged by musician Dusan Milosevic especially for the video piece. I am working with a teleprompter, wich is used by news reporters, to read text from a screen. The function Never Sleep in the program means that the document will be rolled to the end. This specific song of Metallica was repeatedly reported being a part of the torture used at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay.

Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format
Duration 00:22:00
Language English
Color Color
Year 2005
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About the artist

Felice Hapetzeder

Born in 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently based in Stockholm.

Felice Hapetzeder is a video artist with MFA degree from Konstfack Fine Arts at Konstfack College of Art, Crafts and Design in 2002. He is interested in cultural heritage production and manipulation of collective memory and oblivion. He works both independently and in collaboration with others. Collaborative projects include Local A. with the artist Jenny Berntsson and Carousell with artists Marit Lindberg, Kristina Kvalvik and Henrik Lund Jørgensen. Hapetzeder also works as an independent manager of art projects, often by way of international exchanges.