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
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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