Dreamland was interviewed in early March by Idealist In Action blogger Rebecca Olson. Dreamland met up with Rebecca for coffee a discussed our project for on a lovely Saturday morning.
Here is a link to the interview: http://blog.en.idealist.org/new-social-art-project-dreamland-infuses-public-spaces-with-cozy-wonder/
Dreamland was announced last Friday, the 15th, as one of the five finalists for the Awesome Portland Grant. Last night, November 21st, Dreamland gave a 3 minute presentation at The Oregon Public House and was voted by Awesome Portland’s board of trustees to receive the grant! Hip Hip Hurray!
Dreamland is going to take over the city. Thanks Awesome Portland!
We are so excited!
MFA Practicum Installation
Home: (an excavation) 1984-1989. (2013) Installation. Hydrastone, fabric, 2×4′s, dirt, pier blocks.
This project was an abstracted reconstruction of a home I lived in from 1984 – 1989. The time in that house held many traumatic experiences and the memory to have a strong hold on life 25/30 years later. By studying the house, its shape, location and the people in it (my family) through memory, conversation, maps, county records and whatever date I could find, I attempted to change my relationship to the memory in that/of that home and to create a new understanding and new memory of place and time.
Hydrastone, 2 x 4s, burlap, canvas, thread, wall paper, yarn, 18″ x 12″ x 15″. 2012.
These are images from my corner of the mid-year open house. It was the end of the term show – an installation.
This work is related to Home: (an excavation) 1984 – 1989, which was the thesis project for my graduate degree. This work was the physical working out of data I had been gathering about my own personal history; the timeline graph depicting every house I lived in and which parent I lived with; the map showing where we lived, a rough blueprint/outline of certain homes and the dates I lived in each; and lastly the emotional graph acting as graph for the emotional turmoil connected to one specific home and period of time.
I put a map up in the studio and asked my classmates and any visitors to mark the places in the world they have lived. I provided needles threaded with a neon green thread and everyone stitched their cities they lived in, creating connecting lines between each place.
(world map, canvas, acrylic gel medium, thread)