Dreams, by Pho Vinternatt, is not an easy art exhibit to face in some ways.  It’s nothing extreme physically — a set of fifteen avatar photos, along with interview transcripts.  But it’s the content of the interviews that can rock your secure world, when you stop to think about them.  Pho’s notecard explains it best:

When I started this project I had no idea that peoples dreams and wishes would be so much scarier, personal and moving than their fears.

I hadn’t realized how little we speak of our dreams, big or small ones, realistic or not, and how seldom we tell them to others.

Our dreams expose us, and opens our wounds and vulnerabilities. We choose our words very carefully when we do speak of them, because they’re frail and precious to us.

All dreams deserve to be spoken of, and they all deserve respect for making us who we are.

In this exhibition you will meet 15 people with very different dreams. Let them share them with you.

Be prepared to start considering your own dreams and ambitions here.  But also prepare on other, more psychic levels.  You, too, might find these words uplifting — or something that will scare the whey out of you.

Posted November 3, 2012 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Real Life, Stories

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