My Dream, My Heterotopia
Heterotopia is a concept elaborated by philosopher Michel Foucault to describe certain cultural, institutional and discursive spaces that are somehow ‘other’: disturbing, intense, incompatible, contradictory or transforming. Heterotopias are worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet upsetting what is outside.
Duration: 1.5 min
I tried different materials to reflect the images, different shooting angles, using my hand to move the hologram and so on.
VR version of the work was shown on RCA Wip show:
I consider my dreams as heterotopia. They somehow reflect reality, but I can only reach there though my thoughts and imagination.
One day I dreamt that the world was infected by a kind of virus, and there was grass made of steel appearing everywhere suddenly. When people touch them, they will be hurt.
A dream that I went to a gallery, there were different dead couples on the bed, being put in the same gesture and same position.
A dream that I put the noodles in a vat full of black water, and then it automatically made me squid noodles and put them in a bowl.
A dream about I tried to rescue someone in a very large swimming pool in an amusement park.
A bad dream of my friend. She was standing on a farm, there was another person crossing her and imitates every move she has done.
A dream of some birds (looking like from a myth in Jin Dyansty), fling rounds me.
A dream of a person followed me and then started to crack in front of me.
A dream of me traveling from different universe and dimensions.
A dream of me riding a bike, the plants near me turned into lamps and changed different shapes.
A dream of a place powered under a big sun. Looked like a concept design from a game.