- Fiction Of Our Dreams As A Tool For Collective Imaginariums
- Juhendaja: Josina Vink & Nesli Hazal Oktay
- Installation for Immersive Experience
We have been told that we must have our actions, our thoughts, our beliefs and our hopes on the facts of the world. With this project I suggest looking in the other direction, to analyse the fictions we are building in our sleep lives to collectively dream in our awake lives.
Fiction of our dreams as a tool for collective imaginariums is a project that aims to foster reflection on what influences our subconscious understanding of the world, based on the questions of “What are we dreaming about?” connected with the intention of opening these stories to conversation.
The project aims to create an immersive experience that allows the opportunity of “visiting” the sensations of other people’s dreams to create imaginariums collectively with the “authors” of the dreams that are being shared.
From a design perspective, fictional stories have a crucial role in the development of ideas.
Is the availability of allowing fiction to take the lead at reflecting possibilities, options, and opportunities that initially propels creativity and recognition of potential and speculative scenarios.
I worked with the concepts and statements developed from my inquiry of “What are dreams in one word?”, to put them together more distinctively as manifestations, avoiding over complexity and the subjectivity of what could be my own opinion or perceptions of them, but rather attempting to reflect an interpretation of the abstractions we experience in dream life, while taking breaks from awake life.
After testing and iterating with different proposes of what “Dreams are” the resulted statements were:
“Dreams are… Secrets that protect truths.”
“Dreams are… Playing with lies.”
“Dreams are… Hopes that we yearn for.”
Based on these statements, I designed and created 1(one) illustration to represent each of them; with the aim of manifesting how these “categories” of dreams might feel like and what they mean, further than with words.
Among the postcards and other forms of dreams documentation, in the installation, I left a blank postcard (upside down) and a pen next to it, with the question “What are you dreaming about?”.
This is an invitation for visitors to proactively interact with the dreams they are experiencing. This can happen in two different ways.
- They are invited to reflect on the spot about what they are dreaming about right now, while being immersed and taking part in the narratives of other people’s dreams.
The reasoning behind encouraging collective imagination through these elements is based on the passive and active participation in the storytelling of the fiction of dreams of others.
The purpose of the installation is to create an opportunity to imagine along with other fictions created by other people, no matter the displacement of their times.
- The second invitation is to take part in an ongoing dream documenting experience through postal communication.
After documenting what they are dreaming about, they are suggested to slide in their postcard into a dream’s safe, together with the address where they would like to receive someone’s else’s dream.