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Emily Bailey

digital art

London based artist filmmaker, Emily Bailey creates both single screen and installation work that uses a hybrid of digital and analogue film and video techniques. Bailey’s process-based practice explores areas of neuropsychology and phenomenology that focus on altered states of consciousness. And as an artist who also works with musicians to create real time visual performances, the visual translation of sound and music is of utmost importance to Bailey’s practice and is a preoccupation that runs into Bailey’s films, animations and installations. Bailey’s work has been performed and screened at numerous festivals, exhibitions and music events across the country.



From static cloudiness and peripheral flashes of light to vivid hypnagogic hallucinations and rich REM dream states, SLEEP explores the architecture of the sleeping mind.

SLEEP is an audiovisual painting made from digitised 16mm film and is projection mapped onto a geometrically shaped screen (a pattern regularly seen during altered states of consciousness).

The work is the culmination of two years of research into the different stages of sleep and dreaming. The structure is based upon hypnograms from the DREAMS database and the narrative draws upon personal experiences. The soundscape has been created by composer, Capa’s Jump.