“The Dream Archive is a domain where visitors can place/archive their dreams. The Archive will in due course include and connect interactive forms that will open communication towards the research of the phenomenon of dreams in art, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. The inclusion of a large number of participants will create a global ‘pool’ of dreams; open a space to explore what it is that people dream about today, and ask questions to which we still don’t have the answers – why do people dream, and what is the function of the unconscious in the construction of reality. In our times, the world is functioning increasingly as a multiplied, pre-agreed construction of the conscious ‘self’. This dominant model of constructing the reality is a ready-made blueprint that we are born into. ‘Images’ of the world, which the conscious self emits today with increasing speed, most often serve purely to maintain or add to the existing constructions. These constructions however do not include the knowledge of the unknown, nor its help in the personal discovery of the mystery of existence on a universal level, and at the same time this ‘internal’ space defines us more than we are ready to acknowledge.”
The curator, famous expert for Avant garde Art, prof. Branko Franceschi, chose her work „Archiving the dreams“ as a sort of „mapping the hidden, unattended unconscious dimensions of Reality“. The Author’s long term project is based on collecting, writing and using the other people’s Dreams. You can ask yourself about the meaning of subconsciousness in constructing the Reality, as well as add your dreams in writing at “Arhiv snova” (Dream Archive).
(Photography of Kata Mijatovic’s performance at the filming of “Unconscious: Canal Grande” video at the dawn of May, 22nd under the Rialto bridge. (Courtesy of Curator)