Dreams Of Reality
Consciousness as an artistic process
Making use of Borgesian metaphor of library as an infinite semantic labyrinth, I propose a metaphor of a locus in the brain where the information is stored. Separate pieces of knowledge (information) are brought into consciousness, priming the dream I will dream. I choose consciously a piece (book/movie) from the library and expose it to myself, sixteen hours straight. After priming (watching the movie in the loop, or reading the book constantly) I go to sleep carrying EEG device on my head, so that my assistant could detect brain waves, when I am in REM phase. Awaken during the REM phase, I will report my dream into a camera.
This kind of methodology in the form of a pseudo scientific experiment I will use to produce series of works – Dreams of Reality, exhibiting both the cause and the effect.