Natalie Zimmerman & Michael Wilson: Social Dreaming in the 21st Century

Sky. Image courtesy of the artists.

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Social Dream Lab


Contemporary culture is awash in the rhetoric of dreams and revolutionary longing. From attempts to revitalize America (the American Dream) and reinvigorate civil rights (the Dream Act) to recent global grassroots movements that imagine a future of social, economic, and environmental justice for all, collective aspirations are being creatively expressed and shared with unprecedented speed and reach. During the month of February 2013, the Kimball Education Gallery will be used as a laboratory for exploring the intersection of individual and shared states of (un)consciousness. Invited guests will include experts from diverse backgrounds who will facilitate dream experiments using both poetic and scientific methodologies. During the month, artists Wilson and Zimmerman will continue research and production for their experimental film Close the Eyes as they further examine both personal and collective dynamics of dreaming and its relationship to larger social and cultural issues of our time.

Throughout the month:
Oneiric Traces: Meditations on the Body in Flight in a State of Somnus led (remotely/online) by artist Holen Kahn.

Dream Exchanges: one-on-oneconversations and creative un/conscious explorations will happen throughout the month with the artists Wilson and Zimmerman

The artists invite you to participate in or observe a dream session. Dream sessions take place on February 9, 10, 14, and 17. To reserve your space, email amartin@famsf.org. Drop-ins welcome as long as space is available.

Dream sessions will take place upon Fabric Earth: A Textile Topography, handcrafted by Amber Bieg.

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The Kimball Education Gallery is located in the free zone of the museum; no tickets are required. Please drop by anytime during open hours.

To reserve your space in a dream session, email amartin@famsf.org. Drop-ins welcome as long as space is available.

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