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.
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
During the collecting point in Stockholm, we produced a small cahier to recount through images and words the collaboration wth Arkitekturmuseet, and the meetings with the city and our wonderful dreams’ donors.
You can download the Stockholm’s cahier (with texts by Magnus Ericson and Elisa Tosoni; images by Eva Frapiccini and Emma Friedriksson):
Dreams’ Time Capsule project arrived in Stockholm, hosted by Arkitekturmuseet (20th and 21st September 2012), and after that, it was part of Fittja Open under the invitation of Botkyrka Konsthall (22nd and 23rd September 2012). Travelling in the own artist’s luggage, the audio-recording station had gently projected the public into an extraordinary spatial dimension, outside the immediate green surroundings, stepping into an intimate dimension: the perfect atmosphere for the visitors’ individual recording of one or more dreams they liked to donate to the sound archive.
Here, we want to say thanks to all the participants at the Dreams’ Time Capsule, in Stockholm and Fittja. With their support, we arrived to collect more than 300 dream testimonies.
Special thanks to Anna, Alida, Cosimo, Magnus Ericson, Marjetca Pjotrc and her students for the participation at the talk on September 23rd, 2012.
The presentation in Stockholm, 20–23 September 2012, and Fittja was curated by Elisa Tosoni.
A collaboration between Arkitekturmuseet and Botkyrka Konsthall, with support from Italienska Kulturinstitutet ”C.M. Lerici” (Stockholm) and the project DE.MO./MOVIN’UP 2012 (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali DG PaBAAC – Direzione Generale per il Paesaggio, le Belle Arti, l’Architettura e l’Arte Contemporanee with the participation of Direzione Generale per lo Spettacolo dal Vivo and GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani).
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
With the support of:
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.