Over a period of 15 months, British photojournalist Tim Hetherington accompanied a troop of American soldiers to an outpost in eastern Afghanistan. Along with the prize-winning documentary film “Restrepo”, which was produced in cooperation with Sebastian Junger, Hetherington’s project led to the creation of the haunting video installation “Sleeping Soldiers”. It is an attempt to make the horror and juxtapositions of war as a nightmarish experience visible and above all palpable: intimate shots of sleeping soldiers are superimposed with scenes of intense combat. The vulnerability of the young men contrasts with their often-violent everyday existence. Hetherington himself was killed in 2011 in a pro-Ghaddafi offensive against rebels in Misrata, Libya.