Ruoqi Yu

"Compilation of dreams"

Section MS7, Ibiye Camp

Keywords: archival practice, collage, documentation, identity, memory

Dreaming occurs during REM, which stands for rapid eye movement. Human minds are as vigorous as when they are awake, while the brain is missing norepinephrine and serotonin that enable the brain to perform tasks, solve problems and remember things. Therefore, dream scenes are often more imaginative. And because it is difficult to repeat the experience, dream-related things always trigger endless associations.

For the ancients, dreams are a result of life and a foreboding of good or bad luck. The Book of Zhougong's Interpretation of Dreams is one of the dream dictionaries for interpreting dream information. The key to interpretation is used by the dream book to explain and connect the different objects in the dream.

Inspired by the dream book, the project attempts to reproduce things in the dream and create a nonlinear system that combines with other dreams, so that the system provides multiple perspectives. In the process of sharing dreams, specific things in fragments of dreamers' records can awaken others to the same cognitive experience, such as the fear of being hunted by giant spiders.

The project presents unique dreams through writing, imagining, and painting. All the information is modified and recorded layer by layer on the same sheepskin scroll. In turn, the viewer generates their understanding when they watch this video. A dream that may be able to keep approaching the truth under the compilation of this process.