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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.

Keywords Computer-generated, Installation, Music, Sound
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

Felice Hapetzeder is a visual artist (b 1973) with MFA degree from the Fine Arts department at Konstfack College of Art, Crafts and Design. He is lecturer and head of curriculum of BA in Fine Arts at Novia University from 2021. He is interested in the energy, aesthetics and social context of creative practice as well as in how identity and memory are influenced by different factors. His methods span across video art, installation, sculpture, workshop-performance and photography. He works both independently and in collaboration with others. Collaborations include Tullkomplexet (The City Limit Complex) from 2021, Samtidskonst i Bro (Contemporary art in Bro community) 2017 to 2021, the video art exchange collaboration Carousell 2013-2018, artist duo Local A. 2008-2017 and ak28 independent art space in Stockholm 2003-2008.