Dream Makers / Eslite Gallery / August 2-5, 2018
Freud remains an iconic image in contemporary culture: the bearded man with a pipe, the analyst’s couch, the comedic punch line of asking someone who is describing their problems to “tell me about your mother.” We understand the references and they still remain relevant 80-years after his death, because Freud’s theories still play a prominent part in our understanding of the human mind. Whereas our understanding of the physiology of the human body has increased dramatically, the mind remains a mystery. Using Freud and his writings as the starting point for this poetic meditation, this performance explores the fuzzy boundaries between dreams and reality, delving deep into the shadowy unexplored recesses of our brains. Who are we? Why are we capable of both creating such remarkable beauty and such unimaginable violence?