Dreams' Time Capsule at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Dreams’ Time Capsule is a research and participatory project from Fine Art practice-based PhD student, Eva Frapiccini.

 It first began in 2011 and attempts to create an international audio archive of dreams, collected from visitors during public events in museums, universities and art spaces.

Taking the Jungian concept of Collective Unconscious, where structures of the unconscious mind are shared among beings of the same species, the project attempts to create a source to understand the archetypes that surface in dreams, through different religions, traditions or geographical areas.

In every collection point anthropologists and psychologists are invited to give scientific contributions to the research, in consideration of the cultural traditions, folktales, languages and narrative styles that could be conserved on the ‘oneiric’ matrix.

Dreams' Time Capsule project, Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, The United Arab Emirates. 2016More than 1450 dream testimonies have been collected so far in different countries from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Visitors are invited to step inside the mobile work of public art and donate their own dream – a dream that they remember but they cannot understand – which will go on to be analysed by the artist and a team of researchers.

Dreams’ Time Capsule will visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) from 21 to 31 July. This is the first time the project has appeared in the UK.

About Eva Frapiccini

Visual artist Eva Frapiccini lives and works in Leeds. Her research experiments with language and its invisible ways of expression using a variety of media and methodologies: slide projections, video and sound installations, film, photography and performance.

Dreams' Time Capsule project, Kim? Contemporary Art Space, Riga, Latvia, 2013Her works are included in a number of institutional collections such as the Castello di Rivoli, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation; MAMbo, Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, Fondazione Fotografia di Modena, the Monza Civic Collections. From 2011 to 2015, she was Associate Lecturer at the Fine Art Academy of Bologna, IED – European Institute of Design in Turin, and tutor at the Master of Fine Arts Imaging in Modena.

Eva is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD in Fine Art in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.

See the YSP website for more information.

Images (from top):
Inside Dreams’ Time Capsule
Dreams’ Time Capsule project, Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, The United Arab Emirates. 2016
Dreams’ Time Capsule project, Kim? Contemporary Art Space, Riga, Latvia, 2013