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.
Sunday, February 17
1 pm Dreamwork Session for artists, led by founder of Circadian Media Lab, Jeff Leifer
3 pm Social Dreaming: Working Toward a Collective Vision, led by Jeremy Taylor, founder of the International Association for the Study of Dreams
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.