• Emma Bexell Stanisic, Stefan Bexell Stanisic, Robin Jonsson
  • Sweden
  • 2022
  • 30 min
  • Performance, Immersive, Installation, Digital
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA on Stage, IDFA DocLab Program & Competition, DocLab: Nervous Systems, IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction

In a Swedish newspaper, a social worker from Stockholm described how he often receives messages in the middle of the night from the young offenders he supervises. Their question is always the same: “Why can’t I sleep?”

They are not alone; in our “attention economy” about 30 percent of people now suffer from insomnia. How can we sleep when money is to be made from every second we spend awake and staring at a screen? This group VR experience invites you to get some rest—a radical proposition.

The Bombina Bombast company from Sweden works at the intersection of theater and new technology, and is a pioneer in the field of live virtual reality. In Slumberland they lead you to sleep, guided live by two actors in the virtual space. Make yourself comfortable and allow yourself to be transported into a digital dream world, where every star tells a story—the thoughts of young people about insomnia and the night.


  • 30 min
  • Spoken languages: English, Swedish, Norwegian
Created by
Bombina Bombast
Emma Bexell Stanisic, Stefan Bexell Stanisic, Robin Jonsson
Olivia Hultman for Bombina Bombast
Key collaborator
Robin Jonsson
Robin Jonsson

IDFA history

World Premiere
IDFA on Stage
IDFA DocLab Program & Competition
DocLab: Nervous Systems
IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction

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