Commissioned by The Lab Gallery in response to Ann Maria Healy's solo exhibition Hypnagogia, Shavasana – a not so final resting pose is a collection of texts varying from email threads to essays to outdated scripts.

As part of Dublin Art Book Fair, this collection will be launched through an in conversation between artist Ann Maria Healy and art critic and writer, Jan Verwoert.

Hypnagogia will travel to The Mermaid Arts Centre in January 2022, with support from Dublin City Council and Creative Ireland.

Jan Verwoert teaches at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, and the de Appel curatorial programme, Amsterdam. He is a contributing editor of Frieze magazine and his writing has appeared in different journals, anthologies, and monographs. He is the author of Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous (MIT Press/Afterall Books, 2006), the essay collection Tell Me What You Want What You Really Really Want (Sternberg Press/Piet Zwart Institute, 2010), Animal Spirits—Fables in the Parlance of Our Time together with Michael Stevenson (Christoph Keller Editions, JRP, Zurich, 2013), and a second collection of essays Cookie! (Sternberg Press/Piet Zwart Institute, 2014).

This event takes place as part of Dublin Art Book Fair 2021: Manual, sponsored by Henry J Lyons and supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.