In this moment of increasing planetary crisis, radical methods of earth and solar system commons stewardship are needed. In what ways can the dream state guide us?
Planet of Dreams proposes experimental paths for the future of humanity, developing dream-based practices: indigenous land processes, speculative-futures-architectural schemes, shaman and tribal perspectives of earth, magic, Jungian dreamtime, poetry, time-based works, asemic code, and performance.
In dreams the subconscious is communicating with the conscious, always working on problems, creativity, survival. The place to study yourself is in your dreams. How is it possible to know so much about everything and yet it comes from a place that is nothing you know?
Multi-media, film, works on paper, essay, print, photography. Filmed in Cape Cod, South Carolina, Spain, Portugal.
Goose Moon Owl was made during the American Indian moon cycle, Goose Moon, when I found a dead owl, a powerful symbol of change. The calls of the birds are spiritual messages. filmed on tribal lands in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Soundscape of recorded and found owl calls. http://www.arteidolia.com/fast-clouded-full-moon-by-cecelia-chapman/
Space Life Dreams is a speculative haiku poem and architectural scheme, in a space-tribal, nomad-communal future. Jeff Crouch music. NASA images. https://vimeo.com/628509930
Nuclear Forest was made in Aiken, South Carolina's Hitchcock Woods, the country’s largest privately owned urban forest. And it is made in the Savannah River Site Museum of the 198,000 acre reservation for America’s plutonium storage, tritium production and military and space dreams. Jeff Crouch music. https://www.calamaripress.com/SF/2020/14_Chapman_Crouch.htm
DreamTown USA explores the town of Aiken, South Carolina, lush horse country, down the road from the nuclear reactor plant. Jeff Crouch music. https://www.calamaripress.com/SF/2020/14_Chapman_Crouch.htm
Nomad Dreams, the Sorceress, the Flying Saucer and the Moon made in South Carolina, once part of the Spanish Empire and its dream of El Dorado. South Carolina was an infamous territory of dreamers, fortune hunters, adventurers, pirates, runaway slaves, and displaced Indians. Jeff Crouch music. https://leserpent.wordpress.com/2022/03/15/die-leere-mitte-issue-13-rimae/
Magic Dream, URHere Now was made in Galicia, Spain. At the edge of empires, a terrain of neolithic consciousness, Galicia produced master builders who dreamed of sailing past the setting sun. Diana Magallon and Gabriel Valecillos music. Rafael Gonzalez drawings. http://www.arteidolia.com/cecelia-chapman-planet-of-dreams/
I Have Known Rivers. Series of 3. Watercolor, 11 x 15 inches, 27.9 x 38.1 cm. Only watercolor left, $300.
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