Dreams’ Time Capsule in Sharjah, UAE

The Dreams’ Time Capsule project has been invited by the Maraya Art Centre to be installed at the Al Qasba area and the Al Majaz park in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. During the four-days-long event, curated by Alexandra MacGilp, visitors have stepped into the itinerant installation to share one of their own dreams. In so doing, they have contributed to expanding the audio archive (to date about 1470 dreams’ descriptions).
From 22nd to 24th March and on 27th March, about 150 participants have participated in the project. 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.

>Manama / Bahrain / The Middle East

On March 2014, the artist Eva Frapiccini was invited to participate in a month-long residency upon the invitation of the American-swiss curator Alexandra Stock and Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama, Bahrain. 

from 3rd to 9th March 2014, The Dreams’ Time Capsule was one of the main projects that were showed during the Festival of Public Art Alwan 338. Foundations, curated by Alexandra Stock. The participative event was installed during 6 days in front to the Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama.

During the opening and the following days, the artist Eva Frapiccini and the volunteers invited the visitors to enter inside the itinerant station in order to record one of their dreams. The visitors participated with more 130 testimonies, giving their enthusiastic feedbacks.

We wish to thank all the Al Riwaq team and the volunteers that were very supportive. Again we would like to thank all the artists and visitors who have lived with us this great experience. Inshallah we’ll see soon.

Below some pics of the participatory event.






>Bogotà / Colombia / Latin America

Dreams’ Time Capsule project was hosted at the Jorge Taleo University in Bogotà, Colombia, under the invitation of the Department of Art & Design. During two days long presentation, on August 26th and 27th 2013, professors, students and visitors replied enthusiastically and contributed to engross the audio archive with more than 114 dream testimonies.

The event was curated by Dr. Catalina Quijano and co-ordinated by Dr. Carolina Forero and Prof. Juan Carlos Alonso, to whom we send our best greetings;

Thanks also to Viviana, Sally and Oscar Munoz, Diana from the residency Lugar a Dudas  for their support, during our journey in Colombia. We always remember “hay que tener fe!”

A personal greeting to Graciela and Duque’s Family for their kindness. Thanks to all of them, we’ve really enjoyed the spirit of Latin America, in spite the difficulties lived with the airlines companies!


>Stockholm & Fittja / Sweden / Europe

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). Travelling in the own artist’s luggage, the audio-recording station had gently projected the public into an extraordinary spatial dimension, outside the immediate green surroundings, stepping into an intimate dimension: the perfect atmosphere for the visitors’ individual recording of one or more dreams they liked to donate to the sound archive.

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Here, we want 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, Marjetca Pjotrc and her students for the participation at the talk on September 23rd, 2012.

The presentation in Stockholm, 20–23 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 (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali DG PaBAAC – Direzione Generale per il Paesaggio, le Belle Arti, l’Architettura e l’Arte Contemporanee with the participation of Direzione Generale per lo Spettacolo dal Vivo and GAI – Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani).



Botkyrka Konsthall

>Cairo / Egypt / Africa

From 1st till 3rd July 2012, the DTC’s structure was hosted by The Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, where Eva Frapiccini has been in residence for a previous couple of months as artist selected for the Resò Program 2012.

Between 10 am and 8 pm people were invited to enter the inflatable structure, and took their time to record their oneiric testimony: either a whole night time dream or a particularly strong image that had remained in their minds.

That way, about 90 testimonies (in Egyptian, English and others languages) have been included in the archive: voices that will be preserved and given back to the donors in the audio file in 2016, after 5 years from the begin of the project.

The event in Cairo was curated by Alexandra Stock and Ania Szremski

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Many thanks to Mina Nosky, Dina Sfakaki, Alexandra Stock 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 thanks also the Resò program team, especially the curator Claudio Cravero. The Resò program is supported by the Piedmont Region and the Crt Foundation.



The Townhouse Gallery

Resò Program