The Big Dream
It sometimes feels as if cynicism is trendier than dreaming and that the word ‘dream’ doesn't fit the current zeitgeist's lexicon. What would Salvador Dali or Martin Luther King say to the anti-dreamers?
Every second song has the word dream, we dream in all hours of the day & night and collectively many of us have the same dreams.
While not all dreams come true and while we can choose to be cynical about the future, the option of dreaming big is slightly more appealing. The Big Dream became a creative pursuit to articulate just how bright this future can be through collective experiences and installations.
Travelling the world, kicking off in two cities so far, The Big Dream collects hundreds of dreams about the future of a city in thirty years; a utopian vision. These dreams are then turned into an artwork that is graphically scanned & sliced into thousands of pieces & numbered before being printed on yoga mats. They are puzzled together to create the artwork in large scale for yoga, meditation & sound healing activities. An individual & collective experience on the individually inspired & collectively created artwork.
The Big Dream Tel Aviv
The project brought together a collection of 500 dreams of coexistence, culture, environment, peace and freedom. Dreame commissioned incredibly talented & imaginative Dreame artist Amit Trainin to transform these dreams into one artwork.
“Look outside your window. What are your dreams for Israel in 2048?” was the question posed. These dreams were illustrated into one artwork which includes Venetian inspired water tunnels in Jerusalem, cloud factories generating rain in Haifa and an Express Line to India traveling throughout the Middle East. The artwork was initially presented as a 1400 m² installation in Rabin Square; the first artwork in the world to be puzzled together out of yoga mats. Rain actually fell out of the sky when the first mat with a cloud on it was laid out. The dreams were coming true.
It was not only one of the largest artworks ever created, but also one of the largest crowdsourced artistic projects in terms of the number of dreams collected.
Once the installation was puzzled together, thousands came to meditate and practice yoga on the artwork. It was communal in how it was inspired, built and practiced on. Today each of the 1500 mats are all over the country; with a piece of the artwork with their individual owners who are reminded daily of the The Big Dream.
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The Second Big Dream- Jerusalem
The project brought together a collection of hundreds of dreams about the future of Jerusalem. Dreame commissioned incredibly talented & imaginative Dreame artist Amit Trainin to transform these dreams into three artworks.
“How would you like Jerusalem to be in thirty years? was the question posed. These dreams were illustrated into one artwork representing the Utopia Jerusalem, another artwork with a train leading from Jerusalem to the dead sea implying it will exist in thirty years (inspired by many dreams) and hundreds of mats, each one an individual future Jerusalemite.
Once the installation was puzzled together, thousands came to one of the most magical valleys in the world for sound healing, meditation and yoga.
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