TRACES OF DREAMT CHILDREN

Everybody grows only if dreamt about

     Danilo Dolci

 

 

TRACES OF DREAMT CHILDREN is an ongoing prejudices-free research project for a book and work of public art that collects the personal experiences of pregnant women with particular emphasis on the dreams and the infinite possibilities that unfold during pregnancy.

This is a life-long project for me. My goal is to create the conditions to trace the psychological transformations that a pregnant woman experiences. Ultimately, my dream is to develop a network of women who together build a place, in the public space of each participating community, that becomes the opposite of a cemetery. I call this place “SOURCE”,  a place focused on the living — on transformations, uncertainties, and the future — in which each pregnant woman is an agent of change for a new reading of pregnancy.

A “SOURCE” is a place where we can create together alive memories of our transformations, a way to remember and be conscious that we are interdependent.

At this stage of the project, I’m looking for pregnant women who want to share experiences of their pregnancy with her by answering questions concerning: the first moments of pregnancy, body sensitivity, fears, dreams and the special self-awareness that comes with pregnancy.

INTERVIEW EXTRACT, MASS MoCA, USA

https://soundcloud.com/giuseppina-giordano/traces-of-dreamt-children-interview-extract

 

OPEN CALL launched during my residency at The Studio @MASS MoCA, USA

https://www.assetsforartists.org/blog/2019/1/10/traces-of-dreamt-children

 

TIMELINE AND SCHEDULED COLLABORATIONS

PAST: Jan-Feb 2019, interviews, MASS MoCA, USA

PRESENT: Mangiagalli Hospital, Milan, Italy in collaboration with Doctor Nicoletta Valenti

SCHEDULED: – Feb 2020, interviews, Taubman Museum of Art, USA

– Mar 2020, interviews, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP

– Apr 2021, public art practice and SOURCE’s prototype, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

This a life-long project: I’m aware of the fact that the only possible life to live is a life together and we need new practice and new roads to dream ourselves as we are not now, and live peacefully, as individuals and as a community.

 

photo by Oliver Scott photography

This project is supported by The Secular Society, Virginia, USA