The Sleepwalker Archive: Diggin’ in the Crates of Dreams
Inspired by the Orléans Biennale d’Architecture’s title Walking Through Someone Else’s Dream, the Sleepwalker Archive understands itself as an artistic research and associative work; one that is broad in its reach and original in its insights. It curates, archives, copies, combines, and compiles ideas, texts, and images in a cut-up technique to create new and surprising narratives.
The curious and at times bewildering juxtapositions, do not only provide a dream-like quality to the collaged collection of styles and genres, histories and ctions, images and texts. Rather, both the collection and its accompanying cut, allow a multiplicity of interpretations and entry points. Hereby the cut-up acts as a combinatory work that explicitly locates the creative act in the process of assembling, grouping, and displaying vast amount of content of the most diverse type and descent. The cut-up, analogous in many senses to the dream itself, is a radical, ampli ed and to an extent absurd, satirical and at the same time entirely serious, representation of reality itself.
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