Giant Humans Catching ZZZZs on NY Facades
Dawn of Man takes projection mapping to its logical conclusion: Projection Napping
In a city like New York where restless activity has become cliche, it’s hard to imagine people sleeping. Brooklyn-based art collective Dawn of Man wants to challenge our assumptions about what goes on upstairs in the most caffeinated areas of New York. Instead of filming frenetic time-lapses, they’ve decided to embrace a more meditative moment, projecting larger-than-life footage of sleeping people on the sides of brick buildings.
The project, called Projection Napping (a play on “projection mapping“), occurred intermittently over the course of several weeks, each iteration lasting a few hours—much like a catnap itself.