Aboutâ Dreaming of Lucidity â
03th 12.2011 14th01.2012
Vernissage december the 3th 2011 at 6 p.m.
Infantellina Contemporary by Palazzo Zenobio ,Dorsoduro 2596 30123 Venice (Italy)
Curated by P. Charlotte Stein Infantellina
The human being, since the dawn of time, was fascinated by the magic and strangeness that resides in dreams. Whole treatises have been written about the dream and its motivations, sources and consequences analizing the topic from the most different points of view. Special studies have been conducted since the 60s by looking at specific dreams of examinated groups including some subjects with special peculiarities: in addition to dreams in color and sharpness they unexpectedly remembered their dreams, claimed to drive the characters of their personages and deciding the screenplay and the choreography, practically they were the directors of their own dreams. It was observed that this capability had multiple purposes and effects, the characters of lucid dreams had the temperaments, the forms and the voices that oneironauts decided to award to them, as well as they determined what the scenarios and the scripts are supposed to be. They were the pilots who decided, at their own will and by lucid dreaming, wether the characteristics had to match with reality or if new parameters had to be given by applying transformations that finally produced a sort of fantasy" (film), thus they could had achieved their wishes and at the same time been fully aware of the own creative act.