Launched in early December, “Dream-e-scape” is an interactive projection art installation about lucid dreams, created by filmmaker Laia Cabrera and multimedia artist Isabelle Duverger, in collaboration with interactive designer Aniol Saurina Masó and composer Nana Simopoulos.
Dream-e-scape is based on the state of sleep, an imaginary journey one can experience with the eyes wide open. The piece explores the state in which we are asleep and become aware we are dreaming, and the ability we have to control the dreams, the agency we have over our thoughts and desires. We are testing reality. Are we awake?
This immersive and interactive 360º installation dives into a blurred line between the physical and the digital world, between the real and the imaginary. Using cutting-edge multimedia technology to produce creative environments, through mapping, infinite space, augmented reality, interactivity, video art, music and animation, the audience is invited to actively participate as actors and not just as mere spectators. The video installation art becomes a theatrical stage where things appear, move across, and then disappear, where awareness becomes attention and action, and your brain fantasizes your conscious reality.
Conceived as a seamless projection mapping design with full gesture responsive interactivity, “Dream-e-escape” invites the audience to actively enter the heart of the piece creating and choosing dreamlands that unfold across a series of immersive interactive scenarios. The piece is responsive and immersive, capturing the surreal nature of dreams and giving the audience agency.
Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (Laia Cabrera & Co.) are award-winning french video artists searching for innovative ways of using the space and visual imaginary as a tool for narrative storytelling and audience connection, driven by both scenographic and dramaturgical aspects and creating immersive content experiences in contemporary artwork. They work in the field of interactive video art installations, creating a wide range of artworks presented worldwide in leading venues, art galleries and festivals. For this piece, they collaborated with interactive designer Aniol Saurina-Masó and composer Nana Simopoulos.