LIGHT YEAR 78: DREAM ON…DREAM OF.

LIGHT YEAR 78: DREAM ON...DREAM OF

Thursday October 7, 2021

Streaming on Facebook beginning at 2pm EST (Link: https://www.facebook.com/lightyeararts/)

And projected onto the Manhattan Bridge* from 6pm-10pm EST

*Best place to watch is the Pearl Street Triangle


Participating artists:
Richard Humann
Colette Lumiere
David Maroto
Zinaida
Hans Breder
Christine Davis
Jonas Mekas

Curated by Kyoko Sato and Juan Puntes
Presented by WhiteBox

Dreams have been the subject of human analysis since antiquity. The ancient Greeks and Romans explored dreams through theatrical dramas; previously, ancient Egyptians theorized another life within The Book of the Dead. In 1899, the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (1956-1939) wrote in The Interpretation of Dreams "The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter." Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961) understood dreams as messages from the unconscious, writing in The Red Book, "Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration?" From ancient philosophers to pioneering psychiatrists of the 19th century, the realm of sleep is a limitless source of imagination and creation, if only we tap into it. In the screening exhibition DREAM ON…DREAM OF, we have the privilege to witness artists Richard Humann, Colette Lumiere, David Maroto, Zinaida, Hans Breder, Christine Davis, and Jonas Mekas tap into their variegated, diacritic dreamscapes.