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A gust of air from the fan reveals the message “Sleeping in our Beds”. A written text that suddenly appears on the wall is a common visual trope in horror films, such as The Shining, in which people are haunted by ghosts. In these films, the presence of the writing on the wall emphasizes the ghost’s ability to affect the physical space, alludes to future incidents, and usually precedes another, much more violent apparition of the ghost. This is why the message here may invoke fear and bewilderment. Who wrote it? Who is asleep and what happens at home during times of slumber? Frank charges the haunted house with a message about a cozy and intimate situation, using colorful cheerleading pom-poms, maybe hinting at the feminine, benevolent character of the ghosts. But is this enough to reassure us about those who watch and listen to us while we sleep?     

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

Sleeping in our Beds

A gust of air from the fan reveals the message “Sleeping in our Beds”. A written text that suddenly appears on the wall is a common visual trope in horror films, such as The Shining, in which people are haunted by ghosts. In these films, the presence of the writing on the wall emphasizes the ghost’s ability to affect the physical space, alludes to future incidents, and usually precedes another, much more violent apparition of the ghost. This is why the message here may invoke fear and bewilderment. Who wrote it? Who is asleep and what happens at home during times of slumber? Frank charges the haunted house with a message about a cozy and intimate situation, using colorful cheerleading pom-poms, maybe hinting at the feminine, benevolent character of the ghosts. But is this enough to reassure us about those who watch and listen to us while we sleep?     

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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