Dreamscape is an immersive sound installation by Eva Frapiccini, curated by Paola Ugolini and produced by AlbumArte. The production, supported by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo has been exhibited from May to July 2023 at the at the Polo del '900 in Turin, Museo Madre in Naples, and at the Fondazione per la Cultura - Palazzo Ducale in Genoa as part of the Electropark Festival.From September to November 2023, the audio installation moved to Switzerland to be shown at the Musée d'Art du Valais in Sierre as part of the I edition of the Biennal Son, curated by Jean-Paul Felley, Christophe Fellay, Luc Meier and Sylvie Zavatta. The participation at the Biennale Son has been co-supported by the MIC - Ministry of the Italian Culture within the Italian Council Award.

On Tuesday 9th May 2023 and Fridat 19th May 2023, the exhibition project has been accompanied by the Public Program Dreamscape (Talks), organised by AlbumArte and Labont – Center for Ontology of the University of Turin.
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Dreamscape is the second phase of an international research project developed by Eva Frapiccini from 2011 to 2022 in which thousands of people from different parts of the world entered her Dreams’ Time Capsule and were asked to recall and record on a microphone details and memories of dreams that they had experienced. Through this practice of ethnographic investigation, Frapiccini extrapolated certain recurring themes, symbolic figures and common circumstancies.

“The purpose of archiving was to carry out a utopian work, to reach people in different parts of the world to record their nightly dreams, to understand if there were any common images, testing the Jungian collective unconscious. Over the years, during historic votes, the pandemic, and national referendums, this call has been answered by more than 2,300 people who have entered the itinerant structure in Bogotà, Cairo, Stockholm, Genoa, Berlin, Sharjah, Turin, Dubai, Riga, Bergamo” says the artist.

Dreamscape places the practice of listening at the center of the visitors’ experience, creating an immersive sound installation that requires their presence to be activated. In the dimly-lit exhibition space, with the sound dramaturgy of Sara Berts, Dreamscape shifts the focus from remote viewing to an intimate yet collective participatory experience that reveals the universal dimension of the unconscious, as dreams transcend the cultures of those who generate them. “The voices preserved in the archive can be said to belong to a suspended time, they do not belong to a specific time or space, they simply are, and speak to us of something that is deeply burried under our believes: the dream journey,” says the artist.

Eva Frapiccini, Dreamscape, 2023Installation view from Museo Madre, Napoli, 2023photo credits ©Amedeo BenestanteandInstallation view from Musée d'Art du Valais, Sion, 2023photo credits ©Olivier Lovey    

CreditsConcept and artistic direction Eva FrapicciniCurated by Paola UgoliniMusic Sara BertsMixing Nicolò FogliaDesign setting Michele TavanoVideo editing Ylenia BusolliGraphic Design Grazia DammaccoInteractive systems Emanuele LauriolaProject management Cristina CobianchiGeneral Coordination Marta BracciProduction assistant Elena InchingoloCollaborators Lorenzo Cannavacciuolo, Valentina Ceci, Marco Esposito, Eathan Marchesini, Emmanuel Petraretti, Tommaso Rabuffetti, Manuel Riva, Eva Ruggieri, Gianluca Nariello, Vittoria Maione, Azzurra Boccia, Irene Farinelli, Alessandro Calvanese, Monica Menna, Giuliana Mastellone, Riccardo CalandroProduction AlbumArte

The Dreamscape project has received the contribution of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation in the context of the call “ART~WAVES. Per la creatività, dall’idea alla scena".***Thanks to Gruppo Ingegneria Torino


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