archive of daydreams
"There exists for each one of us a house of dream-memory
that is lost in the shadow of the past.
...thanks to the house, a great many of our memories are housed, and
if the house has nooks and corridors, our memories have refuges...
All our lives we come back to them in our daydreams." - Gaston Bachelard
The Archive of Daydreams is located inside my studio. It contains an ever-growing number of structures, each one a reconstructed memory of a domestic space. Made out of found materials, these interiors are moulded by real and fictional memories of rooms. Their shape is determined by the way they are remembered; the joy and horrors that have happened within their walls; the stories that are weaved in their corners. The rooms may not exist anymore but we remember them in the way we used to dream in them.
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Add your memory of a domestic space to the Archive of Daydreams and be part of the installation.
You are invited to send me a personal memory (story, impression, dream) connected to a domestic interior (room, corner, piece of furniture, object) from your past. You can include photographs, if you wish.
Contributions can be of any length and may be anonymous.
I will use the memory to create a three-dimensional structure, or a drawing, which will be my interpretation of the memory. The structure will be stored in the Archive of Daydreams.
I shall send you a digital photo or a postcard with the finished piece. Permission will be sought to reproduce your words (with credit or anonymously) in the context of the art installation or in any subsequent exhibition or publication.
The Archive of Daydreams will be open to the public by appointment, subject to Covid restrictions.
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