A Dream on Lucids

randomroutines, 2016
Site-specific video installation (beaming table with video chandelier), 48’03’’

‘A dream on lucids’ is a feature-length documentary radioplay about the sect of  lucid dreamers, who practice techniques of conscious sleepwalking in their joint lucid dream. This hybrid form of existence is an experiment in search of an answer to the fundamental question of  why can't we live the way we want to.

Kisterem, 2016

The essence of confabulation is to relate fabricated events as though they had actually taken place in reality. Such a scenario is one that many would dismiss as lies, as something to be denounced, but this is a misguided attitude.

The work is based on our video archive, specifically the documentation of a nomadic trip in Finland from 2010. In this simulated lifestyle, working with art was as important in our daily routine as getting food. Revisiting these recordings, they seemed like staring into a utopia, something perfectly detached from the (then) contemporary nihilism in Hungary. Based on the fragments we used the technique of confabulation to analyze the contrast between these worlds.

 download script:  EN / HU

Cast + Thanks:

Female voice: Barbara Hegedűs
Male voice: Gábor Erlich
Pit-man: Péter Tomaj
Anaesthetist: Viljami Wager
Camera-head: Lasse Poser
Whisperer chorus: Huba Cseley & Keve Cseley

Sleepwalking theme, Rebar harp: Marci Kristóf
Memory exersize theme: Histoire du Soldat, samples (Igor Stravinsky)

& :

Dóri Kangiszer, Ninni Wager, Viktor Kotun, Fanni Hegedűs, Janka Sulyok, István Szívós, István Csákány,  Csaba Farkas
Exhibition history:

Pieces made by artists in their sleep are dream-works, Kisterem, Budapest, 2016

Related works:

Empathic Landscape

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