in Live in your dreams! exhibit at The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras
From 26 February through 2 March 2014, I’ll be doing a drawing/performance piece called “limn reveries”, in a group exhibition “Live in your Dreams!” at The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston, London. The exhibition is curated by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro, whose research and interests are focused on curation as well as making his own work related to art and science.
Which is just an old fashioned way of saying, I’m recording dreams… Basically, what I’ll be doing is attempting to achieve a quasi-meditative state under which I’ll conduct “automatic” (or subconscious) drawing. The thinking behind the exercise is to listen to meditation sound tracks, whereby I can “open up” my subconscious and access the rich imagery there, and then record or draw what I see.
Or click the link to see a short film documentation of the performance/installation on opening night (26 Feb 2014).
Some of the drawings from the performance and installation:
More links and information
- Overview of the exhibition:
“Underground gallery becomes a dream vault – The Crypt at St Pancras, London” – kelise72.com
- Stephane’s microsite “Live in your dreams!” on myblog.arts.ac.uk
- Curator/artist/writer Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro
- Read more about automatic drawing as an artist’s tool to unlock creativity:
“Artist’s block? Try idea generator no 1: automatic drawing” – kelise72.com
- More info about some of the meditation sound tracks I use when I draw-meditate, including:
Shinka Zen meditation collection by Ilias Glenis (I purchased the set of CDs yonks ago, and unfortunately, at this time, I think the original website http://www.mymonkbuddy.com is closed/down, because I can’t find it anymore! So I have no further info about the “Shinka” programme, or its creator, Ilias Glenis…)
Music for the Mindful Brain by Dr Jeffrey Thompson I’ve found these on Amazon. From info and reviews, these soundtracks seem to have a similar “technology” as the Shinka Zen collection.