SLEEP MODE deals with chat message culture and post traumatic stress in a two part text where various sleep states bring about slightly surreal scenarios. In these scenarios messages and emojis act as keys to deeper experiences, exploring the physicality of these tiny bubbles of words and the disembodied voices behind them. Fighting through layers of disassociation, a sensation is felt in the distance - a message coming through.

The artist book SLEEP MODE is written and designed by Á. Birna Björnsdóttir and published in December 2022 by Artfinger Pub. The publication is 72 pages, digitally printed in 50 numbered copies.

SLEEP MODE can be purchased from one of the following book stores:

Nýlistasafnið, Reykjavík
San Seriffe, Amsterdam
Boekie Woekie, Amsterdam