BEING IN BED DURING ART BASEL 2023 ALCOVAMIAMI | ROOM 222 DECEMBER 4 - 10 | 11 pm - 8 pm
BEING IN BED | AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR WELL-BEING
An immersive experience that transcends the boundaries of physical and digital realms, weaving a profound narrative that explores the bed as the ultimate sanctuary of the future. At the heart of the installation is a site-specific, fabric-reactive mattress installation that invites visitors to embark on a spiritual journey in Virtual Reality, redefining their perception of the bed. In an era characterized by instability and change, the bed emerges as the ultimate place of both collapse and self-reconnection.
Visitors will encounter touchpoints designed to capture the essence of presence within absence. Temperature-reactive sheets serve as canvases, bearing tactile image transfers of digital human traces. Hand-woven survival foils act as protective capes, creating a harmonious blend of natural and otherworldly experiences.
The immersive Virtual Realitycomponent delves into the bed's profound significance, encouraging introspection by blending bodily traces and evocative sounds. Featuring a soundtrack by multiple Grammy-winning producers Basscharity, the ethereal journey encompasses the fundamental elements of life—from blood and sweat to skin and bacteria— coupled with affirmations that celebrate the holistic connection between body, soul, and mind.
Informed by visionary designers and thinkers like Beatriz Colomina, who have explored the bed's role in the digital age, BEING IN BED emerges as a captivating interpretation of the future. The bed, traditionally associated with rest, is redefined as a multi-sensory space capable of fostering both production and reproduction, adapting to the ever-evolving needs of modern life. In an age where technology seeps into our very being, this exhibition underscores the urgency of mindfulness and reconnecting with our natural bodies for balance, ritual, and grounding.
ABOUT | THE ARTIST
Annabelle Schneider is a Swiss-born, New York-based artist and designer whose interdisciplinary work sparks contemplation on the interplay between physical and virtual spaces. With a background in branding and spatial installations and a keen eye for user journeys, Annabelle’s eponymous studio explores innovative spatial concepts where technology and tactile elements converge to question and enhance one’s sense of comfort, belonging, and well-being.
Annabelle holds a graduate degree in Design Management, an AAS, and an MFA in Interior Design from Parsons, where she currently teaches design studios focused on the future of retail and inclusive spaces. Previous collaborators include Vitra, Laufen, Eyesightgroup and Snarkitecture. Her visionary work and approach has been recognized with a Future100 Interior Design award from Metropolis Magazine and recognition in international publications such as Dezeen, FRAME, Stylepark, Domus or designboom.