Body Dreaming is a performance-installation in which performers reveal a flow of inner thoughts, feelings and movements. This is captured live with a camera, audio recording and graphic visual recording, all of which are streamed and projected into the gallery space.
Audiences are free to move about the performance space to experience the audiovisual projections and the live performance.
Each of these components completes each other, like pieces of a puzzle, but also act independently to open up and expand the rich inner world of the human psyche from different perspectives.
Graphic visual recording, generated in real time in response to performers.
– visual artist Rachel Apelt
GIFS creative in real time by performers and uploaded onto an image viewing platform for audiences to access on their phones via a QR code.
Body Dream (Definition)
the stream of movement and thought consciousness that detaches from external tasks when attention drifts to a more personal and internal direction.
…I want to move as slow as I can. I might decide to move faster at some point, but right now I want to go slow. I’m giving myself time to follow my head and my focus. I’m not particularly focusing on anything, or trying to focus on one particular thing. I think I like allowing my vision to focus on those trees over there. And I also feel the urge to tuck my two end little toes over my other foot. I like to curl them up, it’s my comfort thing. I do that subconsciously. It’s because my brother has a toe like that permanently. He was so paranoid about it that I would do it as well to see why he might not like it. And then I kept doing it. Sometimes I like to imagine that I’ve been here before, in this exact position, in relation to the sun. I’m going to sit here until the urge to move overtakes me…
Supported by RADF, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.