DTC project in Bergamo

The not-for-profit Contemporary Locus invites artists to make site-specific interventions in the public realm of the city of Bergamo in northern Italy. For the 11th edition of Contemporary Locus, curated by Paola Tognon, the Dreams’ Time Capsule project took place in the Monastery of Carmine, created in the twelfth century, and which his home now to the Teatro Stabile of Bergamo.
The inflatable installation travelled directly from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to the middle of the cloister of the monastery, gathering for nine days the attention of the citizens of Bergamo, whose positive reaction is demonstrated by the 290 dream recordings they provided.
The opening of the capsule was accompanied by a talk Sonno/Sogno (Sleep/Dream) with Alessandro Oldani (neurologist at the Sleep Center of the Scientific Institute San Raffaele, Milan), Sonia Giorgi (psychotherapist, ARPA member), Paola Tognon (curator of Contemporary Locus), and the artist Eva Frapiccini who created the capsule. The talk focused on sleep and dreams and included lively audience participation. It was wide ranging and covered many topics. A particular theme in the talk was the specific nature of dreams as either passive or active actions, experienced or created by individuals.

Over the nine days, the participatory event also included a series of laboratories for children and schools.


Thanks to Contemporary Locus (Paola Tognon, Francesca Ceccherini, and Elisa Bernardoni), the great family of the Teatro Stabile of Bergamo, and the city of Bergamo, the audio archive has reached about 2086 audio recordings of dream encounters.

LINKS:

contemporary locus 11 | Eva Frapiccini, Dreams

Dreams’ Time Capsule project at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, England

From 21st to 31st July 2016, the event was held at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in northern England. Almost 340 visitors to the museum participated in the project by stepping into the inflatable installation, positioned in the park’s Formal Garden.

The survey-based project took place a few weeks after the Brexit vote in the UK, a pivotal moment to record people’s feelings and memories, and this will make for a more interesting the delivery process.

We really appreciate the encouragement and high level of professionalism shown by the whole of the YSP staff, and our special thanks go to the senior curator Helen Pheby, the creative producer and deputy curator Damon Waldock, and all the technicians at the museum for their collaboration.

The event was organised in collaboration with the University of Leeds.

Website: YSP – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Link:  The DTC project at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

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Dreams’ Time Capsule in Sharjah, UAE

The Dreams’ Time Capsule project was invited by the Maraya Art Centre to be installed at the Al Qasba area and the Al Majaz park in Sharjah in the UAE. The four-day-long event was curated by Alexandra MacGilp. As in the other locations, visitors stepped into the installation to share one of their own dreams. In total, from 22nd to 24th March and on 27th March, about 150 participants have participated in the project. In so doing, they contributed to expanding the audio archive (to date about 1470 dreams’ descriptions).
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 at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy

The Dreams’ Time Capsule project was hosted at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Rivoli in Italy, 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 a Young (Wo)man, curated by Marcella Beccaria. The exhibition explored the remarkable development of contemporary art in Italy over the last ten years, and included 25 artists from the latest generations to be 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 used some of the dreams from the Dreams Time 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 

Dreams’ Time Capsule in Manama, Bahrain

In March 2014, the American-Swiss curator Alexandra Stock invited Eva Frapiccini to participate in a month-long residency hosted by Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama, Bahrain. The Dreams’ Time Capsule was one of the main projects showcased during the Festival of Public Art Alwan 338. Foundations, curated by Alexandra Stock. The participative event was then installed during for six days in front to the Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama.

The artist Eva Frapiccini and a team of volunteers invited visitors to enter the installation to record one of their dreams. The visitors gave more than 130 testimonies.

We wish to thank all the Al Riwaq team and the volunteers for their support. We would also like to thank all the artists and visitors who shared with us this great experience. Inshallah we’ll see soon.

LINKS: https://alexandraes.com/2014/04/30/alwan338-foundations/

https://alwanfestival.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/eva-frapiccini-interview-artist-talk-workshop/

This event has been supported by Al Riwaq Art Gallery, Manama, Bahrain

LINKS:

ALWAN 338. FOUNDATIONS

https://alwanfestival.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/eva-frapiccini-interview-artist-talk-workshop/

https://alwanfestival.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/be-apart-of-the-dreams-time-capsule-project/

Dreams’ Time Capsule in Bogotà, Colombia

By invitation of the Department of Arts & Design at the University Jorge Taleo in Bogotà, Colombia, the Dreams’ Time Capsule project was staged over two days, on August 26th and 27th 2013 at the university library.

The event was in doubt until a few days before the scheduled date, because the airline company temporarily lost the suitcase (with the installation in it) leaving it in Paris during the transfer from Turin to Bogotà. It took three weeks of frantic phone calls to get the suitcase and the inflatable installation inside it back. Our greetings during this episode go to Viviana, Sally and Oscar Munoz, and Diana from the residency Lugar a Dudas for their support during our journey in Colombia. We always remember “hay que tener fé!”

Following this, on August 26th, an event curated and organised by Professor Catalina Quijano and Dr Carolina Forero engaged with the audience and volunteers to inform participants about the purpose and process of the survey. The audience, composed of academics and non-academics, replied enthusiastically and contributed to the audio archive more than 114 dream testimonies.

On August 30th, there has also been 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 go 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 experienced because of the airline companies!)

DTC project in Cairo, Egypt

From 1st till 3rd July 2012, the Dreams’ Time Capsule project was hosted by The Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, curated by 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 between 10 am and 8 pm, people were invited to enter the inflatable structure, to record their oneiric testimony: either a whole night time dream or a dream they do not understand.

In so doing, about 90 testimonies (in Egyptian, English and others languages) were collected and included in the audio archive: voices that will be preserved and given back to the donors in 2021, ten 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 institutions involved in the program: the Albertina Academy of Fine Art in Turin; Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art; CESAC Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee; Eco e Narciso; the Gai – Association for the Circuit of Young Italian Artists; Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; PAV – Parco Arte Vivente; Spinola Banna Art Foundation

LINKS: The Townhouse Gallery

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Dreams’ Time Capsule in Turin, Italy

From 3rd to 6th November 2011, during the Artissima Art Fair in Turin, an experimental version of the Dreams’ Time Capsule was exhibited at the Piazza Maria Teresa. The installation was designed in collaboration with the architecture studio Plastique Fantastique in Berlin as a test-study structure to be used only once.

The public installation was a satellite of the solo show Museum Caneira | The physics of the possible by the artist Eva Frapiccini at the Peola Simondi Gallery (former Alberto Peola Gallery). During the three-day-long presentation, almost one hundred dream testimonies from a cross-section of the population were collected. Many generations, and nationalities were represented, and the initiative attracted a good public response, including feedback from visitors who would not normally engage with contemporary art.

We want to say thanks to all the volunteers and collaborators who helped us to join this goal.

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LINK:

Peola Simondi Gallery