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While there's still time - Light

£22.00

'While there's still time' is an open edition of embroidered t-shirts, which was initially created as part of the project 'As long as there is time to sleep'.
Available in Dark/Grey/Light. Ask for more info on sizes. Organic cotton (soft enough for bed).

In Chantal Akerman's 'D'Est' (1993), waiting is shown as a shared time, a shared experience, albeit a temporary and perhaps a daunting one. She said that she wanted to make this film 'while there's still time'.

'Time-in-common'

'The equality of sleep consists precisely in not differentiating. That is why night suits it, along with darkness, sorrows, and joys must be asleep, desire must rest too, and even contact, or the smell of the bed, of its sheets, and of the companion, if there is one, with whom one sleeps.'

I found myself walking along a street in Brussels, just about 400m long, called 'Rue Notre-Dame-du-Sommeil' (or 'Onze Lieve Vrouw van Vaak'). At the beginning of the 17th century there existed, on the edge of a field, a small chapel devoted to a madonna capable of curing people suffering from insomnia.

(Chantal Akerman passed away in 2015. It is said she had hypersomnia and sometimes directed her films in her pajamas.)