Sony DCR-HC19E Handycam on projector
My interest dreams derives from my mother’s dream dictionary she used to keep by her bedside. She inspired my interest and search for details of my dreams. Although the search was interesting, it was pretty disappointing since the meanings were not a match for my sentiments in the dreams. However, even though my mother and I knew that the dictionary wasn’t correct, we still enjoyed reading and learning about what our dreams could possibly mean.
The human desire to interpret our dreams is a way of learning about ourselves and our psychology. I believe that dreams are psychological images from deep in our mind with no true meaning.
This project is based off an old dream and depicts two different ways of perceiving it once awaken. I created the video with two separate parts: “lost” and “familiar,” represented by different sounds and footages. The video portrays the sentiments and memories that play out during sleep conscious. Although dreams could be associated with our lives and our powers of recall, once awaken, the dreams are no longer vivid enough to recall every detail. They become stranger to us. The ability that dreams have for causing a person to feel tense and hospitable is appealing.