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Wellesley’s ‘Sleepwalker’ gets a Twitter account


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It didn’t take long for the controversial “Sleepwalker” sculpture at Wellesley College to join social media. As of Wednesday, Tony Matelli’s sculpture — which is part of a Davis Museum exhibit — had its own Twitter account authored by anonymous Wellesley students. Posts from @WCSleepwalker — whose bio is “I sleep. I dream. I chafe.” — include amusing one-liners such as, “Not all who wander are lost — some are just asleep. #sleeptweet,” and the Beatles lyrics, “Please, don’t wake me, no, don’t shake me / Leave me where I am, I’m only sleeping.” Wellesley students who were disturbed by “Sleepwalker” after it was installed this week started a petition on to get it removed and placed indoors. Lisa Fischman, director of the school’s Davis Museum, responded on the site with a letter stating that “Sleepwalker” is “a man in deep sleep. Arms outstretched, eyes closed, he appears vulnerable and unaware against the snowy backdrop of the space around him. He is not naked. He is profoundly passive. He is inert, as sculpture. But he does inspire narrative.” Last we checked on Twitter, the sculpture’s narrative included a Miley Cyrus-inspired photoshopped ride on a wrecking ball.

Mark Shanahan can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Meredith Goldstein can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.
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