09.05.2023 > 16.07.2023
curated by Paola Ugolini
produced by AlbumArte
Polo del '900, Turin
Museo Madre, Naples
Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
14-16 as part of the Electropark festival, Genoa
Dreamscape is a new immersive sound installation by Eva Frapiccini, a multimedia artist and researcher particularly interested in the relationship between memory, Power and socio-political changes. The work, created under the curatorship of Paola Ugolini and produced by AlbumArte, will be hosted from May 9 to 24 at the Polo del ‘900 in Turin and then move from June 7 to 12 to the Museo Madre in Naples and from July 6 to 16 to the Fondazione per la Cultura – Palazzo Ducale in Genoa (from July 14 to 16 it will be presented as part of the Electropark 2023 Festival).
After the audiovisual installation and performance Dust of Dreams presented by AlbumArte in 2022, Dreamscape is the second landing place of an international research project developed by Eva Frapiccini over the course of no less than eleven years entitled Dreams’ Time Capsule: from 2011 to 2022, the artist collected and recorded inside a traveling capsule the account of their dreams by thousands of individuals from all over the world, bringing out – on the occasion of the first democratic vote in Egypt, for example, or immediately after Brexit – some recurring themes, key words, archetypes.
“The purpose of the archiving was to accomplish a utopian work, to reach out to people in different parts of the world to record their night dreams, to see if there were any common images, testing the Jungian collective unconscious. Over the years, during historic votes, pandemics, and national referendums, this call was answered by more than 2,300 people who entered the traveling facility in Bogota, Cairo, Stockholm, Genoa, Berlin, Sharjah, Turin, Dubai, Riga, and Bergamo”, the artist says.
A research project that translated first into the video installation of 2022, which was also followed by a performative version on choreography by Daniele Ninarello, to give plasticity, body and image to this extraordinary dream material; and now into an immersive and interactive sound installation that puts the audience at the center of the scene ready to (re)discover and (re)travel through the voices that make up the archive of dreams, according to that reflection on the role of the spectator who, in the digital era, is also a creator of content, another recurring theme in Eva Frapiccini’s artistic research.
Between penumbra and light structures, sound dramaturgy by sound artist Sara Berts and interactive systems developed by Emanuele Lauriola, Dreamscape thus shifts the focus from remote viewing to a live participatory experience, in which the relationship between physicality, artistic work and exhibition space becomes fundamental. An extremely intimate and collective experience at the same time that reveals the universal dimension of the unconscious, as dreams transcend the cultures to which those who generate them belong.
Accompanying Dreamscape in the three stages of Turin, Naples and Genoa will be a series of COLLATERAL ACTIVITIES that through the public program, workshops, a panel, various talks and a scientific publication, will involve secondary schools of I and II degrees, universities and the inhabitants of the territories involved.