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
Links:

http://maraya.ae/index.php?r=events%2Fview&id=152
http://maraya.ae/index.php?r=events%2Fview&id=153

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/

Dreams’ Time Capsule project shortlisted for the second International Award for Public Art

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The IAPA was established to increase visibility for public art internationally and is administered by the Institute for Public Art (based in Hong Kong) in collaboration with Forecast Public Art (USA) and Shanghai University (China). Over the past few months, the IAPA have reached out to artists, public art administrators, organisations, scholars, curators and aficionados around the world.
more info: Institute for Public ArtPublic Art Archive, an online collection of the most impactful public artworks worldwide; Public Art Review

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.

 

LINKS:
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 

Riga / Latvia / Europe

The Dreams’ Time Capsule project has taken place during the White Night Festival in Riga, on September 7th and 8th 2013. The participatory event was produced by the kim? Contemporary Art Center, and curated by Zane Onckule.

More than 260 people have recorded their dreams (Sapne in Latvian), coming from 2 p.m. until 3 a.m. and the day after. Dream encounters were recorded in Latvian, Russian, German, Chinese, English, etc… We wish to thank all the volunteers engaged in the process based survey. Without their help during the days (and night), we could not inform the audience, reply to all questions, gather all data. We would like to thank all dreamers that patiently waited in the queue, and the supportive staff of Kim?, especially Zane and Laima.

We are really glad for this successful stage of the project, the archive has engrossed and it will carry with special care all these new testimonies.

Looking forward to having dreamers feedbacks to delivering phase!

LINKS:

PUBLICATION: https://www.academia.edu/6854286/Dreams_Time_Capsule_project_in_Riga_Latvia

PRESS: http://echogonewrong.com/2492/

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kim? Contemporary Art Space:  www.kim.lv
Press info:http://www.delfi.lv/kultura/news/culturenvironment/fotoreportaza-italu-maksliniece-baltaja-nakti-ieraksta-ridzinieku-sapnus.d?id=43634163—

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!)

Stockholm’s Cahier

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):

DOWNLOAD PDF

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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