- Dream related Korean Culture
DREAM AUCTION | DREAM RITUAL is an art project inspired by Korean Culture that deals with dreams.
DREAM RITUAL 03–06 Jul 2019 The Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill, London
In Korea, discussing dreams and interpreting their meaning amongst friends and family is a popular way of identifying symbols that can shed light on the events in a person’s future. Oftentimes, dreams containing particularly desirable elements are informally “sold”, transferring energy or a state of mind from one close connection to another. In the West, dream psychology is a popular method of self-reflection, considering the presence of people and situations in dreams as signals for a suppressed or hidden subconsciousness. In the vernacular of daily conversation within both cultures, discussing dreams is a form of facilitating personal reflection. People investigate and decipher dreams together, discussing an individual’s personal desires or anxieties without directly forcing a discussion of one person’s personal issues. Despite the varying practices surrounding dreams in Korea and the West, there is a clear and active desire within contemporary cultures to look at dreams as revelatory and containing a certain social value. The artist Bongsu Park has been exploring this concept as a point of departure for an ongoing series of works that have spanned performance, video, sound composition, and social exchanges. Through her work looking deep into this topic from different frames of reference, she will bring together diverse audiences to consider the ways that dreams hold relevance in our everyday lives.