Cosmic Sleep is a multi-sensory installation which engages touch, sound and smell. Covered under a ‘blanket’ of cooling/heating elements, you experience the journey of comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko travelling through our solar system. During this 4 minutes journey the visitor experiences the extreme temperature changes occurring in space travel from the outer regions till its close fly-by around our sun. The story of the comets journey is narrated accompanied by smell and sound.
The smell narrative follows the trajectory of the comet exhausting vapor while coming closer to the sun. Although in the experience people are only exposed to one smell the created sound and thermal context highlight different layers in Dong’s composition, creating a rich scent experience.