Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, 15th July 2017.
We were invited to hold 5 DreamsID sessions and give a talk on the science and art of dreaming across the day.
The five drawn interpretations of dreams and the dream narratives are pictured below.
Log cabin and textiles dream
Where's my place dream
Zombie and vampire narrative dream
Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Los Angeles, USA.
Los Angeles, 16th to 21st June 2017
Mark Blagrove conducted dream discussion workshops, but without the illustration component, at the 34th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Los Angeles, USA.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, 21st May 2017.
We were asked to contribute to the current exhibition at the Glynn Vivian exhibition, IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY, curated by Elizabeth Price.
For this performance we used the library at the Glynn Vivian. Participants were asked to book a 30 minute session prior to the event and to write down the dream before the session. All dreams are shown below.
Bamboo shelter on a hot day dream
Feeling of something out of reach dream
Persecution and escape from danger dream
Garden of blue stones and paths becoming water dream
Creatures of the Night, British Science Festival, Swansea, 6th - 9th September 2016.
This was our first event and was planned as part of the British Science Festival (6th - 9th September, 2016), on this occasion held in Swansea. We were housed in 'Plantasia' a glass building constructed to house a selection of small tropical plants, animals and reptiles. Unbeknown to us, this also included a vast number of cockroaches, which as the sun went down on this balmy autumnal night, crawled all over everyone who dared to step inside. It set an interesting backdrop for dreamers to talk about their dreams. Dreamers had their ideas and words discussed and then interpreted by Professor Mark Blagrove (Interpreter of Dreams - Psychologist) and drawn by Dr Julia Lockheart (Interpreter of Dreams - Designer and Artist). Julia drew her visual interpretations of the dreams instantaneously into Freud's book, The Interpretation of Dreams (1900). In the first few moments of the telling Julia chose the pages on which to make the drawing according to key words and phrases mirrored in Freud's text. Words and shapes became apparent from a swift surveying of each page. The event was performative as the drawings were captured on a document viewer which was screened behind Julia's head. A large crowd gathered to see and hear the dreams being interpreted. Images of the event can be seen below.