More Dreams in Puglia

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Vision Forum is creating performances for sleeping audiences in a project called “Delta.” We are interested how art can become a part of enriching the third of our lives that we spend asleep. The starting point can be found in the fact that some people have very rich nocturnal lives, while others only experience sleep as a necessity without any intrinsic value. Those whose minds are active at night and are aware of it, dream of magical and fantastic places and develop inspiring stories. Others find sleep a profoundly sensual experience where bodily pleasures take another form. We ask ourselves where this difference comes from. Is it genetic or is it dependent on how we view sleep, how we relate to t? Can a changed outlook on sleep enrich our nocturnal lives? If so, how can art actively be a part of positively influencing such a perspective?

The project, in other words, changes how we understand sleep and the processes that take place in our bodies during the night. In order to do this in the best of ways, we are approaching the problem in two ways: Firstly, we collaborate with people who have alternative outlook on sleep.

August 1-5, 2021, Vision Forum is organising a workshop in Lecce together with Italian artist Emilio Fantin and the organisation Fondazione Lac o le mon. Fantin has over the last decade developed interesting artworks and creative working processes where he investigates how people can collectively investigate and experience dreams. Together with the Vision Forum team, we will test merge his ideas with our research on performances for sleeping people practically. Artists and cultural workers from Sweden, Italy and Switzerland will together work for five days with sleep and dreams in inspiring settings.

Delta is supported by Kulturbryggan in Stockholm