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First Look: Interactive Installation 'Journal of Insomnia' to Premiere in Tribeca's First-Ever New Media Competition

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 26, 2013 at 2:10PM

If you missed Tilda Swinton at MoMa, the National Film Board of Canada is preparing its Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) nocturnal premiere of "A Journal of Insomnia," an interactive project that offers an immersive experience of sleep deprivation. Insomniacs are both spectators and actors in this fresco of hundreds of personal reflections on sleepless nights, gathered from all over the web since last fall. Check out a first-look teaser trailer of the installation below.
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"A Journal of Insomnia"
"A Journal of Insomnia"

If you missed Tilda Swinton at MoMa, the National Film Board of Canada is preparing its Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) nocturnal premiere of "A Journal of Insomnia," an interactive project that offers an immersive experience of sleep deprivation. Insomniacs are both spectators and actors in this fresco of hundreds of personal reflections on sleepless nights, gathered from all over the web since last fall. Check out a first-look teaser trailer of the installation below.

The "Journal of Insomnia" is part of Tribeca's first-ever Storyscapes program, a competitive showcase for innovative new media projects, and is one of only five art works selected from around the world to premiere at the New York City fest.

It will be on view at the Bombay Sapphire House of Imagination. The Storyscapes exhibit will be open April 19–21.


This article is related to: Festivals, Video, Tribeca, Tribeca Film Festival


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.