DTC project in Bergamo

 The not for profit Contemporary Locus organises a solo show as an annual event dedicated to an artist invited to make an intervention in a specific public place in the city of Bergamo, Northern Italy. The curator Paola Tognon and her team are used to plan site-specific interventions in collaboration with the artist. For the 11th edition of Contemporary Locus, the DTC project was hosted inside the XII Century old Monastery of Carmine, where the company of Teatro Stabile of Bergamo is placed.

 The installation of the Dreams’ Time Capsule project arrived from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, where was lastly showed in July 2016. It  landed in the middle of the cloister of the monastery and, for 9 days, it gathered the attention of the citizens of Bergamo, whose positive reaction has been proved by the 290 dreams recorded.  


In addition, the day of the opening, it took place the talk “Sonno/Sogno (Sleep/Dream)” with Alessandro Oldani, neurologist at the Sleep Center of the Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan, Sonia Giorgi, psychotherapist (ARPA member), Paola Tognon, curator of Contemporary Locus, and Eva Frapiccini, artist researcher. The talk had touched many themes related to the time sleep, the consideration of dream as a passive or active action experienced or created by individuals, and it expanded in different directions with a lively participation of the public. 

The participatory event continued along with a series of laboratories for children, who have recorded and draw the encounters of their dreams. With this last participatory event the audio archive has reached about 2086 audio recordings of dreams. 

Thanks to Contemporary Locus (Paola Tognon, Francesca Ceccherini, and Elisa Bernardoni), the great family of the Teatro Stabile of Bergamo, and the city of Bergamo.


contemporary locus 11 | Eva Frapiccini, Dreams