The Dreamscape

Last night I dreamt
Last night I dreamt

Text written in Maltese, English the languages in which the dreams were written. Here I was quoting phrases that the dream interviewees used to start writing about their dreams in their journals

Dream on a Hanging Pillowcase (Large)
Dream on a Hanging Pillowcase (Large)

Pillowcase with 3D text (2016)

Hanging Dream
Hanging Dream

Dream written in 3D text on bed sheet (2016)

The Dreamscape
The Dreamscape

Video projection onto bedsheets with 3D printed text (2016) inside the Meditation Room at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta

The Dreamscape
The Dreamscape

Video projected text onto bedsheets (close up)

The Nightmare
The Nightmare

The 3D printed text emulated the handwriting of the participants - in the Nightmare the print is agitated; showing the fear and jagged movements felt during the nightmare. The projected video text is seen going through the 3D printed text

Dream Projection
Dream Projection

Handwriting video projection on gauzy bed linen

Dream Spiral
Dream Spiral

Dream text written in spiral format to represent the continuity of the dream in white chalk pastel onto round black board (2016)

The Recliner
The Recliner

Recliner purposely designed to enable relaxation and dreaming within the exhibition space

The Recliner within the sound scape
The Recliner within the sound scape

Soundscape with a recording of 5 types of dream sounds overlapped and repeated

In the Wake of Dreams

My research seeks to investigate the influence of dreams on our daily lives, and their importance in a cultural context. These are a representation of the fact that dreams are a personal experience.

I have here created a dreamscape where the dream is not a given representation, but through the use of a site specific installation the space becomes the dream itself, to be interpreted by the viewers in their own manner. Of particular interest to me is the fact that no matter in what way dreams are explained they are never imagined in the same way by the listener as thought out originally by the dreamer.

The use of overlapped text and the participation of the viewer are of essence to the work being displayed, since the viewer becomes part of the text, thus part of the dream space. This research and the resulting research project challenge the idea of fabrication by the dreaming mind, in order to make the viewer reconsider that which is truly ‘experienced’, ‘in reality’ and ‘in dreams’, which is most important, most effecting?

Will you leave your dream?