'Dreams' is an ongoing installation of dance films and photography based on our dreams. We are recreating some of the peculiar, surreal, and unforgettable successions of images, ideas, emotions and sensations that occur in our minds during sleep. The world of dreams is intimately and intricately connected with our own, but is completely unpredictable. We enter this world every night and yet can never fully explain it. Just as in a dream, You will not necessarily understand the logic of what happens, but - we hope - will connect to it on a deeper level, something lying beneath the logic of the everyday. We invite the viewer to have their own interpretations of our dreams and perhaps open up the path to share their own dreams with one another.
This particular series is focused on the darker side of dreams. There is a feeling that these dreams leave in the memory that is somehow more vivid in its emotions and the vision is clearer to recreate. The 'darker dreams' includes 6 dance films and 15 photographic images ranging from the ordinary to the overtly surreal. We are exploring the varying natures of these stories our subconscious tells us, unhindered as it is by the social context which exercises such a heavy influence on our waking lives. In dreams we are not afraid of taboos; we do not question what is reasonable, proper, polite. We play with optical and magical illusions, and with the manipulation of gravity, space, time, and light, to create an atmosphere in which the boundaries of reality are blurred. We like to question the eye, that supreme logic of vision - can you really believe what you see? - and challenge the delicate balance between perception and the subconscious mind.
This first series is filmed in Belgium, Slovakia, and Australia.
In 2015 with support of The Slovak Ministry of Culture a dance performance will be created. This will be a new creation which also has the option to be performed as a live installation alongside the films
Jamie Lee: Director, Producer, & Dancer
Stanislav Dobak: Producer, Camera Operator, Editor, Technician
Cast: Jamie Lee, Daisy Phillips, Victoria Perez, Anuschka Von Oppen,
Janet Novas, Passerelle dancers
Sound Composition: James Brown, Jozef Vlk
Charleroi Danses (Belgium)
Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, (Slovakia)
Slovakia MInistry of Culture
Artist in Residence: VormingsCentrum Destelheide (Belgium)
Danseur festival (BE), Kiosk Festival Zilina (SK), Cinedans festival (NL) and Festival International de Video Danse de Bourgogne, Out of Balance expo, Destelheide (BE) and Choreographic Captures Joint Ventures 60 second competition 3rd prize 2016 (DE).