Recurring Dream is a representation of how one views himself in his own dream. Composition, place and subject matter make no sense and are not supposed to be illustrated in any objective manner. The only important element is the idea of the self, of the individual that appears in different locations and the fact that time is irrelevant. The individual seems to be looking for something while at the same time he feels lost, he has no purpose.
My intention is to capture the occurrence of the so-called “recurring dreams” and compact this experience in a single moment. Despite the lack of time-space rationale, there is a hint of chronological order in the placement of the first and last pictures. Both of them are positioned in the extremes of the piece (right and left) because they are supposed to portray the same moment within a separation of a split second. Then, the middle of the “story”, of the “dream”, the “sense of irrationality”, is illustrated by the intermingled pictures of the board. This is the reason why the size, angle and placement of the photos are asymmetrical and random; just like our casual daily thoughts, like the flow of the brain.
Regarding the technical composition, there are some pictures that have a weird focal point because it is supposed to represent the recurring confusion of the dream. In addition to that, I decided to experiment with the night lights (since we usually dream and sleep during night time) and try to contrast its blackness with the soft-vibrant tones of the artificial lights. This type of lights are the “artificial-illusory” side of the dream. In the other side, the landscape and the subject, him, are the reality side.