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Through contributions from her 'friends' on Facebook Miranda Whall has compiled a substantial list of artists and artworks inspired by isolation. During these strange times just reading this list of art that has been created with themes that we can all now relate to is a comfort and an inspiration that might just help us through our own isolations.

Miranda's Facebook post -

Friends please help - I am trying to think of cultural references to Beds, Bredrooms, Isolation and Exile and other spurious links... for my students, I need examples of theatre, film, literature and more art.

And so here is the latest updated very long and amazing list of cultural references to beds, bedrooms, isolation and exile, thank you everyone, keep them coming..

(to add to this list look for Miranda Whall on Facebook)

 

Tracy Emin’s – My Bed 1998

Frida Kahlo – The Dream (The Bed) 1940 and she worked and painted in bed

Cornelia Parker and Tilda Swinton – The Maybe 1995

Rachel Whiteread – Untitled (Air bed 11) 1992

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Julian Schnabel 2007

Lars Von Trier – Dogville 2003

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl 

Where the Wild Things Are – Bob Ross 1963, book, animation, opera and film by Spike Jonze

Carsten  Holler – Revolving Hotel Room 2008

Sophie Calle – The Sleepers 1979

Sophie Calle – The Hotel, Room 47 - 1981

Lindsay Seers – The Lost Room 2003

Kurt Schwitters – Merzbau 1923 – 1937

Louise Bourgeois – Bed 1997

Mona Hatoum – Measures of Distance 1988

Mona Hatoun – Silence 1994

Lucy Gunning – Climbing Around my Room 1998

Xavier de Maitre - A journey Around my Room, 1794 and A Night Voyage Around My Room, 1825

John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Bed Inns for Peace 1969

Gaston Bachelard - The Poetics of Space, 1958

Hans Christian Anderson - The Princess and the Pea 

Sleeping beauty – Brothers Grimm

Vito Acconci - Seed Bed, 1972

Stanely Kubrick - The Shining, 1980

Abraham Pioncheval – Living inside a Boulder and Bear Performances – 2014, 2017

Tehching Hsieh – One Year Performance – Cage Piece 1978- 79

Wim Wenders - Wings of Desire, 1987

Edouard Manet - Olympia 1865 

Charlotte Perkins Gilman - The Yellow Wallpaper, 1892

The Prisoner TV series, 1967

The Bed Sitting Room – British Comedy TV, 1969 

Douglas Coupland – Girlfriend in a Coma 1998

Little Girl Lost (The Twighlight Zone) 1962

Jean Jacques Beineix - Betty Blue, 1986

Jean Sartre – No Exit ( Huis Clos) 1944

Chris Burden - Bed Piece 1946

Felix Gonzales – Torres-  Untitled (Billboard of an empty bed), 1991

Philip Guston – Couple in Bed 1977

Albert Camus - The Plague, 1947

Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera, 1985

Joy Division – Isolation, 1980

Tom Friedman - 1000 Hours of Staring, 1992 - 97

Bresson - A Man Escaped, 1956

Project - Art B&B Blackpool - https://artbb.org/

Franklin Schaffner  - Papillon, 1973

Robert Stevenson - Bedknobs and Broomsticks, 1971

Musa Mayer - Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip, 2016

The Philosophy of Solitude, In Our Time by Melvin Bragg https://podcasts.apple.com/es/podcast/in-our-time/id73330895?l=en&i=1000...

Walter Sickert – Jack the Rippers Bedroom 1907

Sarah Lucas – Au Naturel 1994

Antione de Saint- Exupery - The Little Prince, 1943

William Golding - Lord of the Flies –novel 1954, film 1963, 1990

Alfred Hitchcock - Rear Window, 1954

Soft Cell - Bedsitter Land 

Gary Numan – Cars

Andy Warhol – Sleep, 1964

Rosslynd Piggott – High Bed, 1998

Project - Apartment - Apartmentmanchester.blogspot.com 

Project - Up in the air, and Further up in the air,  Liverpool, 2001 - 2004

Walter Sickert – The Nurse, 1914

Rebecca Horn – Berlin Exercises in 9 Parts; Dreaming under Water, 1974 - 75

George Barry - Death Bed – The Bed that Eats Itself, 1977

William Friedkin - The Exorcist, 1973

Article - The Advantages of Writing in Bed – Orwell, Proust and Churchill - https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2011/apr/28/writing-in-bed-r...

Wes Craven - A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984 

Milos Foreman - One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 1975

Sean Penn - Into the Wild, 2007

Philip Granger - The Cargo 

David Lynch – Eraserhead, 1977

Ron Mueck - In Bed, 2005

Robert Rauschenberg – Bed, 1955

Life - Melody Gardot – Jazz Singer learnt to play the guitar in bed

Life - A Life Less Ordinary - Erik Satie - https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/01/erik-satie-a-life-less-ord...

Edvard Much - Self – Portrait Between the Clock and the Bed, 1940

Sylvia Plath  - The Bed Book, 1976

Keane – Bedshaped, 2004

Rob Reiner – Misery, 1990

Peter Warlock (Philip Heseltine)  - Sleep, 1922

Life - Ivor Burtie Gurney – musical arrangements 

Project - Alec Finlay  A Day of Access – Covid- 19 Creative Toolkit - https://www.dayofaccess.co.uk/2020/03/covid-19-creative-tool-kit.html

Life - Dame Julian or Mother Julian or Juliana of Norwich

Thomas Hirschhorn – Caveman 2002, Re- Sculpt 2018 and Hotel Democracy 2003

The Grimm Brothers – Rapunzel, 1812

Stanley Kubrick - 2001; A Space Odyssey, 1968

Bruce Robinson - Withnail and I, 1987

Nan Goldin – Max and Richard, New York City, 1983 and Nan and Brian in Bed, New York City 1983

Dalton Trumbo - Johny Got his Gun, novel 1939, film 1971

Juliet Chenery – Robson - A Diagnosis of Exclusion, 2010

Brendan Barry - Turn you Bedroom into a Camera Oscura https://m.facebook.com/IlfordPhoto/

Yvonne Rainer - Parts of Some Sextets - 1965 and 2019

Philip Groning – Into Great Silence, 2005

George Michael – In Bed with Paula Yates, 2009

The Big Breakfast – 1992 – 2002

Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol, 1843 

Robert Southey - Goldilocks and the Three Bears, 1837

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's Le Lit (1892) is sweet & subversive.  

Susanna Kaysen – Girl Interupted 1993

Good Morning  blues – Lead belly 1934 – 1948 – new release 2015

Anthony Storr – Solitude, 1997

Marina Abramovic - Walk through Walls: A Memoir, 2016

Suzanne Vega – Solitude Standing, 1987

Ragnor Kjartansson – Song, 2015

Life - The Autobiography of Mark Twain, 2010

Paul Delvaux – The Two Friends, 1967

Life – Joseph Pilates and the development of Pilates while a prisoner in WW1

Jeremy Deller – Open Bedroom, 1993

Daniel Defoe – A journal of the Plague Year, 1722

Telematic Dreaming, 1992

Moyra Davey – Notes on Blue, 2015

Life – Ai Wei Wei works made and on being in exile 

Jodie Mim  - The Yellow Wallpaper, 2018

Christian Volckman - The Room, 2019

Lenny Abrahamson – Room, 2015

Ray Bradbury – The Pedestrian, 1957

Julio Cortazar – House Taken Over, 1944

Magritte – The Reckless Sleeper, 1928

Herman Hesse – Steppenwolf, 1927

Joseph Beuys – I like America and America Likes Me, 1974

Life – Emily Dickenson

Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet, 1923

Brenda Chamberlain – Tide Race, 1996

Fancis Bacon – Three Studies of Figures on Beds and other paintings featuring beds, 1972

Patrik Jarlestam and Jonas Bernander - The Four thousand four hundred and forty fourth day )Den 444:e dagen), 2012 - https://youtu.be/Q5BUis7BOKY 

Life – Cameron Hooker’s captive Colleen Stan; The Girl in the Box 

John Fowles - The Collector, 1963

Taika Waititi - Jojo Rabbit, 2019

Karen Mamma Anderson – Tick Tock, 2011

Munch – Puberty, 1884, The Sick Child, 1907

Degas – The Interior (The Rape), 1869 – 69

Eric Fischl – Bad boy, 1981

Edvard Munch - Self-portrait with the Spanish Flu, 1919

Frank Capra - It Happened One Night, 1934

Steptoe and Son – Episode - Divided We Stand, 27th March 1972

Enda Walsh - A Girls Bedroom, 2015

Brian Lobel - 'You have to forgive me' / 'Hold my hand we're half way there' / 'Binge' 2014 – on going

Jurgen Leth - The Perfect Human, 1967

Richard Billingham - Ray in bed - 2000 

Ferenc Karinthy – Metropole, 1970

Geoffrey Chaucer – The Knights Tale, The Canterbury Tales (middle English)

John Gower - Confessio Amantis (middle English)

In most Morecambe and Wise, Terry and June, and Father Ted episodes there was a bedroom sketch..

Virginia Woolf – A Room of Ones Own, 1928 

Virginia Woolf – on Being Ill, 1926

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, 1962

Bethe Morisot - Getting out of Bed, 1885 – 86

Sesame Street; Bert & Ernie – Dance Myself to Sleep - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biAMh-xdvJc

Sesame Street; Bert & Ernie – Cookies in Bed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0gpqBCi7Q0

Sesame Street; Ernie pretends that Bert’s here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFbX9q-bTXM

Anne Frank - The Diary of Anne Frank, 1944

Behrouz Boochani – No Friend But the Mountains, 2018

Lasse Hallstrom – My Life as a Dog, 1985

Michael Frayn – A very Private Life, 1968

Gemma Copp - Bound within a Hidden Space 2004

Shani Rhys James - Black Cot exhibition 2004, Stroke Paintings 2018-2020

Brith Gof - D.O.A. 1993

good cop bad cop - Loop 1998

Derek Cianfrance - The Light Between Oceans, 2016