Fevered Sleep make performances, installations, films, books and digital art, for adults and for children.
Fearless about experimentation and passionate about research, they develop brave, thought-provoking projects that challenge people to rethink their relationships with each other and with the world.
Fevered Sleep thrive on risk – in the themes they choose to explore and the forms they choose to work in, and they balance this by working to meticulously high standards with a dynamic team and with a wide range of collaborators: from world-class artists, expert thinkers and researchers, to members of the public, schoolchildren and their audiences.
Their projects appear in very diverse places, across the UK and beyond, from theatres, galleries and cinemas, to parks, beaches and schools, and in the spaces of everyday life: in people’s homes, on phones, online. Whatever they make and wherever it’s experienced, they’re driven by an ambition to present outstanding and transformative art.
Wanting (In Development)
Children have a strange status in our society. They are protected, revered, encouraged and loved; and they are controlled, managed, restricted and subdued. We adore them, and we hate them. We want them to be free, and we want them under our control.
Like everything else, all of these things are intensified when placed in a gallery setting. Children’s status as citizens and as people with agency and rights, can be celebrated; and their otherness, their strange presence, and their threat to the order of things can grow stronger.