LABS Visual Arts - I Fell Asleep On Minute Six
An artist collective of fourteen students from the master program Re:master Opera at the Sandberg Institute presents their opera creation I Fell Asleep On Minute Six on 3 and 4 March. The piece revolves around the act of Dream-Excavation: diving into the content and form of dreams as a way of poetically exploring both the individual and collective subconscious.
Departing from a shared curiosity into the two-phase sleep pattern of medieval times, the uncanny essence of dreams, and the incredible dream documentation of American songwriter Dion McGregor, the group decided to start exploring their own oniric worlds. Over the course of weeks, the group recorded their dreams in the freshest form possible: at the very second of waking up from it. Everlasting yawns, earthquaking vocal fries, shredded speeches and absurdist storylines: a treasure mine was found.
Excavating the words and vocal qualities of their dreams, the group of fourteen voices composed their own creation using means of collage, pastiche and layering. I Fell Asleep On Minute Six is a poetic worldbuilding inviting the audience in the collective process of the Dream-Excavators, sailing through the waters of their own subconscious.
By and with:
Hildur Elísa Jónsdóttir
Zaid Al Aubaide