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
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.
This event has been supported by Al Riwaq Art Gallery, Manama, Bahrain
It is available for downloading the cahier about the venues in Riga, Latvia. In collaboration with Zane Onckule, chief curator of kim? Comtemporary Art Space, and the visual artist Eva Frapiccini. download
We received and we’re glad to publish the text written by Bryan Zubay, New York University.
Zubay participated at the exhibition in Cairo, at the Townhouse Gallery, and he intervierwed the author Eva Frapiccini.
During the collecting point in Stockholm, we produced a small cahier to recount through images and words the collaboration wth Arkitekturmuseet, and the meetings with the city and our wonderful dreams’ donors.
You can download the Stockholm’s cahier (with texts by Magnus Ericson and Elisa Tosoni; images by Eva Frapiccini and Emma Friedriksson):
Dreams’ Time Capsule project arrived in Stockholm, hosted by Arkitekturmuseet (20th and 21st September 2012), and after that, it was part of Fittja Open under the invitation of Botkyrka Konsthall (22nd and 23rd September 2012).
We would like to say thanks to all the participants at the Dreams’ Time Capsule in Stockholm and Fittja. With their support, we arrived to collect more than 300 dream testimonies.
Special thanks to Anna, Alida, Cosimo, Magnus Ericson, and, Marjetca Pjotrc and her students for their participation in the talk on September 23rd, 2012.
The presentation in Stockholm, 20th – 23rd September 2012, and Fittja was curated by Elisa Tosoni.
A collaboration between Arkitekturmuseet and Botkyrka Konsthall, with support from Italienska Kulturinstitutet C.M. Lerici (Stockholm) and the project DE.MO./MOVIN’UP 2012 (MIC Ministry of Culture and the Gai – Association for the Circuit of Young Italian Artists).
This event was supported by:
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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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.