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Feeling (y)our way in the dark : an interview with Jenny Perlin.

Perlin, Jenny and Nieuwenhuis, Marijn and Nassar, Aya (2019) 'Feeling (y)our way in the dark : an interview with Jenny Perlin.', Emotion, Space and Society, 33 . p. 100596.


The Long Sleepers, also exhibited in part at Simon Preston Gallery, New York (2017), is a long-term artistic project involving 16 mm film, video, performance, and drawings. The current iteration tracks downwards through a sinkhole to discover a cavern hidden deep beneath the earth's surface. This hole is the line of communication through which affect is able to travel from underground to the surface, through darkness, light, silence, trust, fear, disorientation and transformation. Wandering through this suspended subterranean warren reveals episodes that connect long sleepers in characters from German folktales that find their way into early American literature, elements from Greek myth intersecting with Jean Cocteau's Orpheus, novels by Jules Verne and traces of my own personal history in underground spaces.

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Publisher statement:© 2019 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Date accepted:01 August 2019
Date deposited:15 October 2019
Date of first online publication:16 September 2019
Date first made open access:11 March 2021

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