What happens to lovers while they are sleeping? Is it a sleeping just next to each other, each on his own, or is there a sharing of certain places or emotions? Is it a nocturnal lover’s dance, maybe kind of unaware performed tenderness, or does one turn the back on the other? Is there a conjnction with the other, with one’s self?

The Sleep of the Beloved was born as my dipoloma in 2010 at the university of Applied Arts, Vienna. It’s become an ongoing long-term project.

Each picture of the sleep of the lovers is one long-time exposure. The exposing time is 6 hours, from midnight until 6am. The room with the bed is in my studio-apartment. I am at no time of exposure inside the room myself. I just light the candle, set up the stage.

How might “your beloved sleep” look like?