Born in 1986, the French artist Ludivine Thomas-Andersson lives and works in Lesjöfors in Sweden. Graduated with a Master of Fine Arts obtained in 2012 at the National Art College of Paris-Cergy (E.N.S.A.P.C), she is active in the field of contemporary arts, especially through exhibitions in France, Sweden, Malta, Belgium and soon Germany. She co-founded the artist-run-space Tables.empty.workshop in 2016 in Montargis (FRA) and became Art History Lecturer at the Örebro art school (SWE) in 2017.
About the project
“When we think about the questions raised by the theme of migration, we rarely think about the notion of sleep. Yet sleep is a fundamental subject raising many questions of a philosophical or political nature. How a migrant person, who does not have the same abilities as migratory birds, can do with a heavy lack of sleep? Did some of them escape reality by drowning into the world of sleep and dreams, following the process involved in the Resignation Syndrome? What the migrant I would meet could say about their sleeping experience through their journey to Germany? I will investigate this endlessly mysterious world into the project “Sleep, Ultimate Refuge” in which I will interview migrants about these questions, record them telling their sleep stories and dreams inside a dreamlike recording-studio-cabin built for the occasion and create a podcast from it finally broadcasted inside the cabin itself.“