This project was formed because of many feelings of inadequacy I’ve been experiencing. I felt that the best way to represent this spur of emotions was to make visuals to reflect some vague parts of dreams I’ve had. These pieces are both found and personal archival work, which I think also connect to cyber space and our own authenticity. While making these, I kept asking myself—how do we repurpose the internet to frame our own reality? Using colors, textures, and broken-down abstracted images to fit this sense of chaos, it felt appropriate to represent a universal sentiment in this current time of quarantine.
In a way, I wanted to tap into dreams that I could visualize in my head and make them come to life with these images. For the most part, I think dreams are choppy; you never really seem to get the full picture of what you were actually dreaming about after you wake up from them. As I thought about this, I realized this could also relate to how we view the internet. It can be a way to “escape” our realities, but it’s also a very fleeting experience. I think dreams work in that same manner.
By Valeria Moreno