Describing Architecture

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Sleep Till Death / Stephen Mulhall & Francis Matthews


1:39 min

Samuel Beckett’s ‘Sleep Till Death’ is his translation of Chamfort’s aphorism “Vivre est une maladie dont le sommeil nous soulage toutes les seize heures. C’est un palliatif; la mort est le remède.” It encapsulates Beckett’s ambiguous feelings about the tragedy of life (and death).

Filmed in the former Pathology Building of University College Dublin’s original city centre campus, the spaces echo these interests: decayed, entropic, exposing a palimpsest of the buildings and its hidden lives.

Its filmmakers are practitioners of film, art and architecture, interested in uncovering stories and memories and revealing hidden connections.