The Lucid Dreaming scenario was developed by FoAm and Time’s Up in June 2014. M-iti didn’t take part in the development of the scenario, but we decided to embrace this scenario and collaborate directly with Time’s Up to develop an interactive piece to be showed in the upcoming Future Fabulators events organized by Time’s Up and AltArt. The events will be in a form of two exhibitions in Hainburg (Austria) and Cluj (Romania). The first being in the end of September and the second beginning of October.
Moreover, we already know that Time’s Up contribution to the exhibition is a hotel room installation, they will focus on decorating a hotel room to portrait aspects of the lucid dream world.
M-iti FFab team strengthened with two fresh interns, dove into the Lucid Dreaming Storyworld, trying to understand and interpret the story world. It was a very interesting process and we can not thank enough to Time’s Up team availability to help us with any doubts that we had.
The Lucid Dream world is a futurish fantasy-filled, scenario. It is populated with metaphorical beings, different concepts from that one is used to. For example in the Lucid Dreaming world the environmental living conditions radically changed.
It’s an endless peninsula. The coastline is sprinkled with geothermal hotsprings, rigged with mechanical contraptions. The vegetation is weird – mechanic and brown in most places, except for wide, green pockets of tumbleweed, propelled by mechanics. You can see them tumbling across the landscape in search of water, or rolling towards the golden centre. It is barren and dusty. The wind sweeps from the coast inland, blowing orange dust and tumbleweed-like mechanical pockets of tropical nature across the peninsula. The outside air is bad – not immediately toxic, but some people/inhabitants of the peninsula need special gear and treatment after exposure.
More on the Lucid Dreaming world here.
Once we had a clear enough understanding of what we wanted to focus in this story world we started doing a brainstorm session to decide what would be our contribution to the exhibitions.
Results of the brainstorm session soon!