Sleep memories

My entire artistic endeavor has been an attempt to reconcile opposites, to bring together my rural past and my urban present, my quest for knowledge and my thirst for the sacred. Sigmund Freud, in The Interpretation of Dreams remarks that “[…] dreams are prominent in bringing the opposites together and presenting them in a single object. Moreover, in dreams, a specific element is often represented by its opposite, in a way that we cannot really tell whether the dream element that is prone to contradiction reveals a positive or a negative content in dream thought”. This procedure is similar to a chemical reaction, since what we end up remembering when we are awake is a general feeling that is the outcome of the processing that took place in the dream, rather than the dream itself. As we re-experience our dreams when awake, we influence both the past and the future by slightly modifying our memories and our expectations.