With dreams as the main theme of this installation, this project aims to allow users to exercise their creativity by allowing them to interpret the various jars differently. Each jar will encapsulate different dreams using miniature models together with lights to create different scenes. Users will have to interact with the jars in order to experience the installation in full. The dreams are the artist’s personal recollections, making the installation a way of allowing users to catch a glimpse of the artist’s personal life and emotions, with ambiguity allowing different emotions to be evoked in the users.
As mentioned in my previous post, I would like to work on the topic Dreams, where audience get to experience dreams through different boxes. Initially I wanted to pre-collect different dream from different people because I would like to find out more about other people experience. However from the presentation, I was told why not start from my own dream and allow others to experience my dream. This way, I would be able to share with others on how I remember my own dream when 95% of dreams was forgotten the moment they wake up. That’s when I can choose to expand my work further.
How To remember dreams?
I went online to research on how to remember dreams and many mentioned that we should prepare a pen and paper beside our bed. Also, we need to remind ourselves before bed that we want to remember our dreams. The following morning or anytime when you woke up from a dream, the first thing we should do is to recall what just happened. It is not easy to remember every details the moment you wake up, but I feel that by writing down some key points will help link the story together.
Cling to any clues of what you might have been experiencing–moods, feelings, fragments of images, and try to rebuild a story from them.
At this platform, people get to see their dreams come to life with artists and illustrators who work with them to make their dream into visuals. I find this interesting as the artist there get to create something unique based on the details the dreamer conveys to them. Sometimes the information provided can be little as it’s not easy to describe a dream to someone. Their end product often connects with the dreamer visuals well as the work do not have to be accurate as dreams are often abstract and wild.
How Studying Your Dreams Can Help Your Art Practice
Kim Gillingham is a dream coach where she guide artist through their dreams and help shape them into creative work. She do not analyse or solve their dream but to help identify the dream’s most vivid symbols and thus how to incorporate them into art-making.