Dreamscape is an immersive sound installation by Eva Frapiccini - an artist and researcher working on the relations between memory, power and socio-political changes - curated by Paola Ugolini and produced by AlbumArte. The production, supported by Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo will be hosted in three different Italian cities from May to July 2023: from May 9th to 24th at the Polo del '900 in Turin; from June 7th to 17th at the Museo Madre in Naples; from 6th to 16th July at the Fondazione per la Cultura - Palazzo Ducale in Genoa (from July 14th to 16th as part of the Electropark Festival).

On Tuesday 9th May 2023 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the opening of the exhibition project will be preceded by the first day of the Public Program Dreamscape (Talks), organised by AlbumArte and LabOnt – Center for Ontology of the University of Turin.
The next appointment will be Friday 19th May 2023 from 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. at the Polo del’900, Turin. More info here

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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