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Exhibitions

The Dream Turbine

April 2021 - Ongoing Online

This online installation explores the relationship between sustainability and dreaming, offering a space to collectively share our dreams and have discussions surrounding these broader topics. The Dream Turbine was conceived by A+E Collective in collaboration with Niomi Fairweather and Jessica Bennett, as part of the Overmorrow Festival.

About The Dream Turbine

A turbine (from the Latin ‘turbo’, meaning vortex) is a device that harnesses the kinetic energy of fluid, turning this into a rotational motion which can generate electricity or otherwise ‘work’. From windmills to waterwheels, turbomachines are a crucial part of our energy history. The Dream Turbine is a speculative, participatory turbomachine for stimulating, processing, converting and sharing sustainable and postcapitalist imaginaries.

From Earth Day to early summer 2021, A+E Collective will be taking to cyberspace and installing The Dream Turbine at The NewBridge Project. In solidarity with The NewBridge Project’s values of cooperation, adaptation, environmental and social justice, The Dream Turbine hopes to promote alternative, non-extractive ways of thinking, desiring, memorialising and living through various ongoing crises as individuals and collectives.

The Dream Turbine is at once a resource site and a generator of public engagement, ecological thought and re-visioning through the energising gestures of dreams. By encouraging attentive forms of dreamwork from the potential space of sleep, The Dream Turbine invites you into a mode of transfer, speculative turn, ongoingness and the tender commons of shared velocity. We’ve also made available a non-exhaustive list of dream inspiration/resources (including books, articles, films and music) where you can learn more about the relationship between dreams and sustainability. If you’d like to contribute to this please reach out to us.

Participants can also download A+E’s custom DREAMPAK which can be found below, including meditative activities, advice, suggestions and instructions for recording and processing dreams.

Once a submission has been made using the form at the bottom of this page, participants will gain access to the Dream Vault, a shared site of dream encounters. The Dream Vault will stay online for some time afterwards, as an archive of mutual encounter and unconscious experience. We hope it will generate environmentally-minded inspiration and recalibration in your own life and practice.

The DREAMPAK

Participants can also download A+E’s custom DREAMPAK which can be found below.

The kit includes: 

  • a full introduction to the The Dream Turbine
  • information on the relationship between dreaming and sustainability
  • preparations and things to consider before you sleep
  • a meditative podcast
  • a suggested guide to recording your dreams
  • information on submitting to The Dream Vault

 

You are invited to contribute to the Dream Vault by submitting a dream using the form below, you can be as creative as you like with your submission. Whether that be a photograph, a drawing, a piece of sound, moving image, or a piece of writing, our hope is to make this a safe space for sharing the fears, desires and surprises of our mutual dreamworlds.

For plain text versions of the DREAMPAK and the meditative podcast please see below the submission form.

The Dream Vault

Burnt orange background with white scribbles and writing saying ‘the dream vault’

You are invited to contribute to the Dream Vault by submitting a dream using the form below, you can be as creative as you like with your submission. Whether that be a photograph, a drawing, a piece of sound, moving image, or a piece of writing, our hope is to make this a safe space for sharing the fears, desires and surprises of our mutual dreamworlds.

  • Please be as creative as you like. Any files bigger than 10MB please forward to heydreamy@thenewbridgeproject.com, WeTransfers are welcome.

Accessibility

Please see below for plain text versions of our downloadable documents. If there are any other accessibility requirements you may have please get in touch with us on heydreamy@thenewbridgeproject.com

About A+E Collective

Upside town collaged screenshot of 4 people on Skype. One person has a virtual dreamy purple desert scene behind and the others are in domestic spaces. All have thinking expressions on their faces and 3 are looking at the camera.

A+E Collective is a multidisciplinary collective based in Glasgow, working together since 2017 out of a shared concern for climate disaster. Combining creative voices, poetics, innovative design and critical thought, we approach ecological dialogue through collaboration and participatory practice. Following the launch of our debut publication, But There is No Land Near the End (2018), we have hosted a reading platform, BIOSYSTEMS, looking at themes such as ‘dark mycology and bio-architecture’, and delivered workshops, talks and installations at exhibitions and events such as Assembly Aberdeen,Generator Projects, Future Currents, UNFIX and Market Gallery. An artist’s book/anthology of works and research materials made from surplus material, MONTE CARLO 1, was published in 2019. 

Finn Arschavir (he/him) is an artist and designer. His practice spans drawing, sound and moving image. He often works collaboratively, often with cultural and community organisations, to challenge social and environmental inequalities and cultivate a shared understanding of empathy, kinship and self-transcendence.

Ane Lopez (she/her) is a creative practitioner with a background ranging across curation, design and  marketing with a focus on film and Anthropocene aesthetics. Ane is currently working as Programme Assistant for UNFIX, the Glasgow based performance and ecology festival, and she has curated a film programme for Femspectives 2021’s online weekender. 

Maria Sledmere (she/her) is an artist and poet, currently completing a DFA in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. She is editor-in-chief at SPAM Press. Recent publications include Chlorophyllia (OrangeApple Press), neutral milky halo (Guillemot Press) and the co-edited anthology, the weird folds: everyday poems from the anthropocene (Dostoyevsky Wannabe).

Lucy Watkins (she/her) is a graphic designer currently assisting organisations who are positively impacting people, planet and future. By helping to develop unique identities and create a broad range of engaging print/digital collateral, she also ensures sustainability is kept in mind throughout the design process and into the final outcome. Lucy is also a passionate local, seasonal and zero waste cooking advocate.

Exhibitions

This event is accessed remotely online.