On June 27th 2013, as part of Royal College of Art's Graduate Show, the Sleep Paralysis Project presented a preview screening of the short film Devil In The Room (directed by Carla MacKinnon). This film was presented alongside Limbus, a short film on the same subject by Helena Patay. After the films, project consultants Dan Denis and Prof Christopher French from Goldsmiths Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit spoke about the scientific and cultural background of sleep paralysis. The event was rounded off by a vocal of two songs written for the project by Dominic de Grande.
00:00 - 09:15: Dan Denis on the symptoms, neurobiology and risk factors of sleep paralysis;
09:15 - 18:20: Prof Christopher French on the cultural and mythological associations of sleep paralysis;
19:30 - 24:23: Dominic de Grande and singers' vocal performance of two songs from the film devil In The Room (accompanying visuals by Carla MacKinnon).
The Sleep Paralysis Project: thesleepparalysisproject.org/
Goldsmiths' Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit: gold.ac.uk/apru/
Dominic de Grande: dominicdegrande.com/
Teaser for Carla MacKinnon's short film Devil In The Room: vimeo.com/68293067
Helena Patay's short film Limbus: vimeo.com/68966312
The Sleep Paralysis Project is presented in partnership with Rich Pickings: richpicks.org/
Supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award