Eva Frapiccini: Dreams' Time Capsule


Date: Thursday 17 Mar, 2016 - Wednesday 30 Mar, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, United Arab Emirates

This work is a research and participatory project that attempts to create a source to trace and understand the evolution of dreams through cross-sections of the international society. The work; An inflatable structure with seashell-like appearance, was designed by the artist in collaboration with designer Michele Tavano. It is intended to be temporary, and is mobile: traveling with the artist in her luggage, resembling a time-machine that travels around different continents to be installed in public realm. 

Dreams' Time Capsule draws its inspiration from dreams as traces of a collective imagery, it requires the participation and engagement of its visitors, who will remain anonymous, but they'll be part of an international audio-archive travelling around the world that records their dreams that they remember. Once the creation of the audio archive of dreams will be completed, it will be sealed and re-opened by the artist, and it will send back to the to the legitimate donor, and give him a memory parallel to the historical distance in order to understand and interpret it in the best way possible. 

All dreams are welcomed in Arabic, English & French. The audio files will be recorded using an audio-recorder, and each and every person, will enjoy her/his privacy inside the capsule during their dream recording. 

The installation will be exhibited during Sikka Art Fair in Dubai, March 18 & 19 from 4-8 p.m., and will then travel to Sharjah to be exhibited in Al Qasba on the 22nd till the 24th March from 5-9 p.m, and Al Majaz Waterfront on the 26th & 27th March, from 5-9 p.m. The installation will then travel to the United Kingdom to be hosted by the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.