TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS
Installation, ME Milan Il Duca, Milan Design Week 2023
TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS installation was shown at ME Milan Il Duca, curated by Francesca Gotti.
TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS reflects on the relationship with nocturnal sleep and with the night as a territory of the unconscious and subversion, with the creation of an immersive environment that hosts visitors for long stays, a space of being and idleness that upends the imaginary of the bedroom.
Sleep is a subversive act, as is the reconquest of the night, of the dream, of the unconscious. Sleep as a non-productive, cathartic and regenerating act; night as a moment of idleness, of dreaming, of loss of control. Sleep as a state in which we do not consume and do not produce, we dream, we process memories and images, the body settles and with it its fluids and muscles, the pulse changes, the breath changes; night as suspension, absence, buildings turned off, windows closed.
At the same time, the night of the insomniac as a dimension of hallucination, of the exhausted and restless body, a body that does not switch off, that continues to absorb images, to turn reality upside down, to observe the world passing by from the outside. The night that becomes day, of those who wander aimlessly, of those who stay in the last bar open, of those who dance without music; the night of lovers, of guards, of truck drivers, of those who cannot sleep, the Night on Earth that repeats itself every day, from 8am to 8pm.