The Book of Dreams (2008-2010)
       
     
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The Book of Dreams (2008-2010)
       
     
The Book of Dreams (2008-2010)


Artist Statement and Project DescriptionThe Book of Dreams project is a collaborative venture between me and the participants who agreed to record their dreams via pinhole and written text. Participants were instructed on how to use the pinhole camera (the most basic and low tech form of camera that exists), and each person offered up an expertise that they have been born with: the ability to recall the hallucinatory images experienced during sleep.

The process was fairly straightforward and accessible: the individual dreamers took home my pinhole camera and set it up with the aperture facing their bed as per my instructions that were outlined in the back flap of the journal. Before tucking in for the night’s sleep, the pinhole shutter was opened and the lights turned off. The person then went to sleep and dreamed. Upon waking, the shutter was closed and the participant recorded the contents of what was dreamed during the 8 to 9 hour exposure.

As book of dream recordings, the journal has the function of acting as an archive of the people whose dreams are inside and as well as an intimate story book that each contributor had the opportunity to read before adding their own entry.

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03_Heather.jpg
       
     
04_Chris.jpg
       
     
05_Shannon_1.jpg
       
     
06_Shannon_2.jpg
       
     
07_Nate.jpg
       
     
08_Jackie_1.jpg
       
     
09_Jackie_2.jpg
       
     
10_Elizabeth_1.jpg
       
     
11_Elizabeth_2.jpg
       
     
12_Brian.jpg
       
     
13_Joanne.jpg
       
     
14_Maria.jpg
       
     
15_Michael_1.jpg
       
     
16_Michael_2.jpg
       
     
17_Tonik.jpg
       
     
18_Nathalie.jpg
       
     
19_Harry.jpg
       
     
20_Dianne.jpg
       
     
21_Shelley.jpg
       
     
22_Nicki.jpg
       
     
23_Claire.jpg
       
     
24_Dave.jpg
       
     
25_Krista_Belle.jpg
       
     
26_Marie.jpg
       
     
27_Jocelyn.jpg
       
     
28_Anthony.jpg
       
     
29_Andreas.jpg
       
     
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