Private Project

The Lost Dreams

‘The Lost Dreams’ is an experimental, looping video installation exploring the experience of losing the conscious sensation of dreaming following brain surgery to remove a large tumour that had been growing since early childhood. Combining reanimated drawings from before, during and after surgery, with MRI scans, poems, rehabilitation exercises and remembered songs, ‘The Lost Dreams‘ creates immersive cycles of un/consciousness as a proxy for the physically and emotionally cleansing processes of sleep and dreaming.

Inspired by the Surrealist ‘exquisite corpse‘ drawing game - the outcome determined in equal parts by chance and intention - the visual material, the soundscape, and their subsequent combination has each been contributed seperately by a different maker. The eyes, the ears, the brain, 'played' by an artist, an ethnomusicologist, and an editor as they generate a moving image artwork to embody the shattered illusion of a single narrative voice.

Exploring drawing as a dynamic temporal process to nurture emotional and neurological healing, the video is designed for immersive, large scale projection on either a wall or floor, depending on the location.
If possible there should be a designated space with paper and pens available for viewers to leave drawn responses.

  • Penelope Andrea
    Key Collaborators
  • Luke Andre Jackson
    Key Collaborators
  • Kit Ashton
    Key Collaborators
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 39 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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