Projection Napping
New York City & Berlin | 2016 - Present

Projection Napping, a play on the term Projection Mapping, is an ongoing site-specific video installation series by Optical Animal.

Originally started in 2015, these massive nappers have been projected throughout NYC (as well as an extended run in Berlin) at random times and locations, occurring unannounced, and each lasting only for several hours. An unsuspecting audience of passers-by usually emerges at each location, often sparked with intrigue, sometimes enlightenment, and always a whole lot of questions.

Utilizing the latest in projection napping technology, the project aims to blur the line between one's dream state vs waking reality, and asks audiences to re-examine that line that separates our outer vs inner selves, the line between public vs private space.