The Siren’s Dream
The Siren’s Dream is a multichannel video artwork researching how mental and emotional crises and traumas in the life of a woman can trigger visual hallucinations, symbolism, and visions of artificial realities.
The starting point is a video adaptation inspired by the paintings of the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington (including “The Siren’s Dream”) who, after a period in a mental asylum, produced a series of works in which traumatic emotions are translated into a magical and fantastic reality of visions populated by hybrid creatures interacting with each other in a ghostly narration.
Rather than portray the visionary, it is the visions themselves that will be illustrated through a film and sound installation. As the project progresses, visions of other troubled minds will elaborate a collective perception of the unknown world.
“The intention of my project is to lead the way through the artificially sculpted surreal landscape of the dreams of a troubled individual, in order to visualise, analyze, and process the complex symbolism and mechanisms of a mind that, after experiencing shock after shock, turns to visions and other forms of intuitive therapeutic methods that challenge society’s norms, rules, and dominant aesthetics. The conclusion of my attempts will be concretized through the creation of tangible fantasy objects combined with ghostly projections of the non-narrative film and sound installation”.