"The Big (Deep) Sleep" is a poetic reflection on social isolation and desire, filtered through the lens of an extra-temporal detective Rückenfigur.
Johannes DeYoung is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is situated at the intersection of computational and material processes. His practice considers the poetics of time and ontology through exploration of metaphors and emblems of desire. DeYoung has exhibited at the B3 Biennale of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany; Crush Curatorial, Robert Miller Gallery, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Eyebeam, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, NY; and the Images Festival at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada. DeYoung is appointed Assistant Professor of Electronic and Time-Based Media at Carnegie Mellon University School of Art. He previously taught at Yale University School of Art, where he was appointed Senior Critic and Director of the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media. He received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2006. DeYoung currently resides and works in Pittsburgh, PA.