Dreaming the Collection (video excerpt)


National Gallery Of Victoria





An excerpt from the 45minute video that featured in Dreaming the Collection.

John Rodgers as Rembrandt’s Old Woman
Sabina Maselli as Matisse’s Reclining Woman
Hermione Cramp as Slave Girl #1
Georgina Glanville as Slave Girl #2
Kelly Fliedner as Boyd’s Bride
Rohan Schwartz as Boyd’s Groom
Erkki Veltheim as Soldier #1
David Patman as Soldier #2
Minna Gilligan as Man Ray’s Woman
Manas Pandey as Pan

In Dreaming the Collection 2013, the act of dreaming served as a metaphor and working methodology through which we explored alternate ways of being and communicating. For this project, the we used works of art in the NGV collection as catalysts for a series of dreaming events. Seven works featuring sleeping figures formed the basis for seven nights’ dreams which are then recounted through scripts and performances. Drawing on ideas derived from Democritus, an ancient Greek philosopher who hypothesised that images emanated from material objects and could enter the pores of a sleeping person and directly influence their dreams, The Telepathy Project offer alternative interpretations of works in the NGV collection fueled by the logic of dreams.