DTC project in Bergamo

The not for profit Contemporary Locus invites artists to make site-specific interventions in the public realm of the city of Bergamo, Northern Italy. For the 11th edition of Contemporary Locus, curated by Paola Tognon, the Dreams’ Time Capsule project took place in the XII Century old Monastery of Carmine, also domicile of the Teatro Stabile of Bergamo.

The inflatable installation travelled directly from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to land in the middle of the cloister of the monastery, gathering for 9 days the attention of the citizens of Bergamo, whose positive reaction has been proved by the 290 dream recordings.  

The opening has also included 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 the artist Eva Frapiccini. The talk focuses 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 the lively participation of the audience. 

Along the 9 days, the participatory event has included a series of laboratories for children, and students’ schools.

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, the audio archive has reached about 2086 audio recordings of dream encounters.


contemporary locus 11 | Eva Frapiccini, Dreams

Dreams’ Time Capsule project at the YSP

From 21st to 31st July 2016, the event at the YSP – Yorkshire Sculpture Park has been the first venue of the project in the United Kingdom. Almost 340 visitors of the museum had participated to the project stepping into the inflatable installation, positioned in the YSP’s Formal Garden.

The survey-based project has taking place a few weeks after the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, a pivotal moment to record people feelings and memories, and this will make more interesting the delivery process.

We really appreciate the high professionality of the whole YSP staff, all the technicians of the museum. A special thank to the Senior curator Helen Pheby, the creative producer and deputy curator Damon Waldock, and all the technicians of the museum for their collaboration.

The event has been organised in collaboration with the University of Leeds.

Website: YSP – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Link:  The DTC project at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

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Dreams’ Time Capsule in Sharjah, UAE

The Dreams’ Time Capsule project has been invited by the Maraya Art Centre to be installed at the Al Qasba area and the Al Majaz park in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. During the four-days-long event, curated by Alexandra MacGilp, visitors have stepped into the itinerant installation to share one of their own dreams. In so doing, they have contributed to expanding the audio archive (to date about 1470 dreams’ descriptions).
From 22nd to 24th March and on 27th March, about 150 participants have participated in the project. We want to thank all the collaborators: Alicia, Rode, Ruby, Vivien, and Ali. Our best greetings to the director Giuseppe Moscatello and the Maraya Art Centre staff who made it possible. Eva Frapiccini’s residency program in Sharjah was supported  by FARE Milano in partnership with the Maraya Art Centre.

Dubai / Arab United Emirates

The Dreams’ Time Capsule project has been invited by the Maraya Art Centre for a two-days-long presentation at the SIKKA Art Fair in Dubai, during Art Dubai and the Art Week.

This year, the SIKKA Art Fair took place from 13th – 24th March, at the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, in Bur Dubai, the heart of the city.

The DTC project has been available for visitors on March 18th and 19th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More than 100 people have shared the space and contributed to the audio archive recording one of their dreams.

Many thanks to the fantastic team of the Maraya Art Centre, the curator Alexandra Helen Macgilp, the programme manager Dana Al Sadekthe director Giuseppe Moscatello, all the volunteers who helped during the 8 hours-long events, and the brilliant staff of the Sikka Art Fair.  Thanks to everyone for helping us with the installation, the involvement of the public, and the communication of the event. A special thank to Fare Milano, which has supported Eva Frapiccini’s residency at the Maraya Art Centre, in Sharjah.

Below the events scheduled in the United Arab Emirates:

  • Eva Frapiccini Artist Talk – Dreams and Systems of Memory | 21st March 2016, 7 p.m. Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah.  Speakers: Eva Frapiccini, Ph.D. researcher in Fine Arts, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, Janet Bellotto, Associate Dean College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, and Alexandra Helen Macgilp, curator of the Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah
  • Dreams’ Time Capsule project | 22nd – 24th March 2016, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m, Al Qasba, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah
  • Dreams’ Time Capsule project | 26th – 26th March 2016, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m,  Al Majaz, Sharjah
Press: Architect, Dubai, March 2016


More information and pics are available also on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: #dreamstimecapsule #sikka16 #dubaiculture #artdubai

This event has been supported by FARE Milan, Italy

more info: https://www.fmcca.it/it/residenze/

DTCproject at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea / Rivoli / Europe

The Dreams’ Time Capsule project was hosted at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, in Rivoli, from June to September 2014.
Eva Frapiccini was invited to participate in the group exhibition Ritratto dell’ Artista da Giovane | Portrait of the artist as Young (Wo)man, curated by Marcella Beccaria. The exhibitions explored the remarkable development of contemporary art in Italy over the last 10 years, including 25 artists, from the latest generations promoted by the Museum thanks to the generous contribution of the Castello’s friends. In the same exhibition, there was a selection of the work in progress Dream Diary, in which Frapiccini uses some of the dreams of the Dreams Tim Capsule project’s audio archive.


Ritratto dell’artista da giovane / Portrait of the Artist as a Young (Wo)Man


We Traders / Turin / Italy / Europe

Turin, May 15th, 2014
The itinerant exhibition We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City connects initiatives by artists, designers, activists and many other citizens from five distinct European contexts. In Lisbon, Madrid, Toulouse, Turin and Berlin. The project was supported by the Goethe Institute. 
 Dreams’ Time Capsule by visual artist Eva Frapiccini was invited and hosted at the Toolbox – FabLab in Turin.  The collection point was curated by Angelika Fitz and Rose Epple and co-curated by the curatorial collective a.titolo.
Artists invited: Stefano Boccalini, Andrea Caretto & Raffaella Spagna, Eva Frapiccini, Michelangelo Pistoletto.


More info: WE TRADERS 

Manama / Bahrain

On March 2014, the American-Swiss curator Alexandra Stock invited Eva Frapiccini was in a month-long residency hosted by Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama, Bahrain. The Dreams’ Time Capsule was one of the main projects that were showed during the Festival of Public Art Alwan 338. Foundations, curated by Alexandra Stock. The participative event was installed during 6 days in front to the Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama.

During the opening and the following days, the artist Eva Frapiccini and the volunteers invited the visitors to enter inside the itinerant station in order to record one of their dreams. The visitors participated with more 130 testimonies, giving their enthusiastic feedbacks.

We wish to thank all the Al Riwaq team and the volunteers that were very supportive. Again we would like to thank all the artists and visitors who have lived with us this great experience. Inshallah we’ll see soon.

LINKS: https://alexandraes.com/2014/04/30/alwan338-foundations/


This event has been supported by Al Riwaq Art Gallery, Manama, Bahrain





DTC project in Bogotà / Colombia / Latin America

Under invitation of the Department of Arts & Design at the University Jorge Taleo in Bogota’, the Dreams’ Time Capsule project was staged during two days on August 26th and 27th 2013 at the University Library of at the Jorge Taleo University in Bogotà, Colombia.

The event was in doubt until a few days before the scheduled date, an airline company had temporary lost the suitcase with the installation, leaving it in Paris during the transfer from Turin to Bogota’. After 3 weeks of phone calls and claims, we managed to get back the suitcase and the inflatable installation. Our greetings during this episode go to Viviana, Sally and Oscar Munoz, Diana from the residency Lugar a Dudas  for their support, during our journey in Colombia. We always remember “hay que tener fe’!”

Then, on August 26th, Prof. Catalina Quijano and co-ordinated by Dr. Carolina Forero have curated the event, engaged audience and volunteers to inform participants on the purpose and process of the survey. Academic and non-academic audience replied enthusiastically and contributed to engross the audio archive with more than 114 dream testimonies.

On August 30th, there has been also a talk on dreams at the ADEPAC Association for Jungian Studies with Prof. Juan Carlos Alonso. http://www.adepac.org/inicio/eva-frapiccini-2/

Our personal greetings to Graciela and Duque’s Family for their kindness. Thanks to all participants, organisers and researchers. We really enjoyed the spirit of Colombia (in spite of all the difficulties we lived because airlines companies!)

DTC project in Cairo / Egypt / Africa

From 1st till 3rd July 2012, the Dreams’ Time Capsule project was hosted by The Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, curated Alexandra Stock and Ania Szremski. Eva Frapiccini was artist-in-residence, under the support of the residency exchange program Resò (promoted by Crt Foundation and Piedmont Region), 2012.

Each day, people were invited to enter the inflatable structure between 10 am and 8 pm, to record their oneiric testimony: either a whole night time dream or a particularly strong image that had remained in their minds.

In so doing, about 90 testimonies (in Egyptian, English and others languages) have been collected and included in the audio archive: voices that will be preserved and given back to the donors in 2021, after 10 years from the beginning of the project.

Thanks to Mina Nosky, Dina Sfakaki, Alexandra Stock, Ania Szremski and William Welsh and all the staff of Townhouse Gallery for their invaluable support throughout the Cairo leg of the project!

We would like to thank also the Resò program team and all the curators and organisers involved in the program.

LINKS: The Townhouse Gallery

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DTC project in Turin / Italy / Europe

From 3rd until 6th November, during the Artissima Art Fair in Turin, an experimental version of the Dreams’ Time Capsule took place at the Piazza Maria Teresa. The installation was designed in collaboration with the architecture studio Plastique Fantastique, Berlin as a test-study structure to be used once.

From 3rd until 6th November, the installation in the public realm was a satellite of the solo show Museum Caneira | The physics of the possible by the artist Eva Frapiccini at the Peola Simondi Gallery (former Alberto Peola Gallery).  During the three-days-long presentation, almost one hundred dream testimonies from a cross-section of the population were collected. Many generations, genders, nationalities were represented, and the initiative attracted a good public response, including feedback from visitors who would not normally be engaged with contemporary art.

We want to say thanks to all the volunteers and collaborators who helped us to join this goal.

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Peola Simondi Gallery