Dreams’ Time Capsule will participate in Art Week which takes place from 13 – 19 March 2016, in Dubai.
The Artist Eva Frapiccini is Maraya Art Centre’s resident artist in partnership with FARE, Milan. Her project Dreams’ Time Capsule will be on view at Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, then move to Sharjah to Maraya Art Centre, at Al Qasba, and then Al Majaz Waterfront.
After the United Arab Emirates, the project will travel to the United Kingdom, to be exposed at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in July 2016.
– Sikka Art Fair, Dubai (18th – 19th March 2016); Al Qasba (22nd – 24th March 2016) and Al Majaz Waterfront (26th – 27th March 2016), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
– Yorkshire Sculpture Park (21th – 31th July 2016), Wakefield, United Kingdom
21th September 2016 | 7 p.m.
Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
In conversation: Eva Frapiccini, visual artist and Ph.D researcher in Fine Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; El-Sayed El Aswad, professor of Anthropology at Department of Sociology, UAE University, Abu Dhabi; Janet Bellotto, Associate Dean College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Dubai, and Alexandra Helen Macgilp, curator at the Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah.
The Dreams’ Time Capsule project was hosted at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rivoli in Italy, 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 a Young (Wo)man, curated by Marcella Beccaria. The exhibition explored the remarkable development of contemporary art in Italy over the last ten years, and included 25 artists from the latest generations to be 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 used some of the dreams from the Dreams Time Capsule project’s audio archive.
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
In March 2014, the American-Swiss curator Alexandra Stock invited Eva Frapiccini to participate in a month-long residency hosted by Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama, Bahrain. The Dreams’ Time Capsule was one of the main projects showcased during the Festival of Public Art Alwan 338. Foundations, curated by Alexandra Stock. The participative event was then installed during for six days in front to the Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama.
The artist Eva Frapiccini and a team of volunteers invited visitors to enter the installation to record one of their dreams. The visitors gave more than 130 testimonies.
We wish to thank all the Al Riwaq team and the volunteers for their support. We would also like to thank all the artists and visitors who shared with us this great experience. Inshallah we’ll see soon.
This event has been supported by Al Riwaq Art Gallery, Manama, Bahrain
The Dreams’ Time Capsule project took place during the White Night Festival in Riga, on September 7th and 8th 2013 and it was open from 2pm to 3am on the 7th and then for the whole day on the 8th. The participatory event was produced by the kim? Contemporary Art Center and curated by Zane Onckule.
More than 260 people recorded their dreams at the festival (Dream is Sapne in Latvian). Dream encounters were recorded in Latvian, Russian, German, Chinese and English. We wish to thank all the volunteers who engaged in the process-based survey. Without their help during the days (and night), we could not have engaged with the audience, answered questions or gathered all of the data that we did. We would like to thank all of the dreamers that patiently waited in the queue to contribute their dreams, and the supportive staff of kim?, especially Zane Onckule and Laima Ruduša.
We are really glad for this successful stage of the project despite of the short time, the archive has engrossed of about 300 dream encounters, which will be sent back in 2021-22. Looking forward to having dreamers feedbacks to delivering phase!
By invitation of the Department of Arts & Design at the University Jorge Taleo in Bogotà, Colombia, the Dreams’ Time Capsule project was staged over two days, on August 26th and 27th 2013 at the university library.
The event was in doubt until a few days before the scheduled date, because the airline company temporarily lost the suitcase (with the installation in it) leaving it in Paris during the transfer from Turin to Bogotà. It took three weeks of frantic phone calls to get the suitcase and the inflatable installation inside it back. Our greetings during this episode go to Viviana, Sally and Oscar Munoz, and Diana from the residency Lugar a Dudas for their support during our journey in Colombia. We always remember “hay que tener fe’!
Following this, on August 26th, an event curated and organised by Professor Catalina Quijano and Dr Carolina Forero engaged audience and volunteers to inform participants about the purpose and process of the survey. Academic and non-academics audience replied enthusiastically and contributed to the audio archive 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 experienced because of the airline companies!)
From 1st till 3rd July 2012, the Dreams’ Time Capsule project was hosted by The Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, curated by 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 between 10 am and 8 pm, people were invited to enter the inflatable structure, to record their oneiric testimony: either a whole night time dream or a dream they do not understand.
In so doing, about 90 testimonies (in Egyptian, English and others languages) were collected and included in the audio archive: voices that will be preserved and given back to the donors in 2021, ten 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 institutions involved in the program: the Albertina Academy of Fine Art in Turin; Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art; CESAC Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee; Eco e Narciso; the Gai – Association for the Circuit of Young Italian Artists; Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; PAV – Parco Arte Vivente; Spinola Banna Art Foundation.
LINKS: The Townhouse Gallery
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From 3rd to 6th November 2011, during the Artissima Art Fair in Turin, an experimental version of the Dreams’ Time Capsule was exhibited at the Piazza Maria Teresa. The installation was designed in collaboration with the architecture studio Plastique Fantastique in Berlin as a test-study structure to be used only once.
The public installation 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-day-long presentation, almost one hundred dream testimonies from a cross-section of the population were collected. Many generations, and nationalities were represented, and the initiative attracted a good public response, including feedback from visitors who would not normally engage with contemporary art.
We want to say thanks to all the volunteers and collaborators who helped us to join this goal.