Workshop: Artist Book on the Basis of Dreams

2–6 March 2015
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erl...
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erl...
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erl...
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erl...
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erl...
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir , BFA, Umeå Academy of Fine Art
Workshop from Carin Ellberg and Erl...

"Dream: a series of pictures or events in the mind of a sleeping person: I had a recurrent dream about falling from great heights" (Oxford dictionary)

A feeling during the day are converted to images / events / visions in a dream during the night, which has its own symbolic language. It is said that the dreams have something to communicate even when they seem insignificant. When you start telling a dream, one will frequently more and more details for the time to tell it. The process of "catching up" a dream can sometimes remind you of the artistic process; it gives it a body and you do not know what can happen on the road before it gets to, it becomes everything after that.

We think of this workshop, you give your dreams a body through an artist book.

It may involve old dreams and new dreams. It may be a dream, or more dreams.

You prepare by gathering together into a kind of "image bank". For example, if you had a dream about a house or a mountain, look up images reminiscent of the house or the mountain.

Start by writing down the dream, and then collect the images.

These notes, drawings, and images you can use as source material for the making of the  "artistbook."

Material: pencil, graphite, charcoal and ink on paper.
Size: 50 x 70 cm and less.

Tips on reading:

Carl Gustav Jung, "Man and his symbols" (1961) "Dreams" (1974)

Erik Fromm, "The Forgotten Language; An Introduction to the understanding of dreams, fairy tales, and myths "(1951)

Old Testament, The Book of Daniel, "The Dream of Nebuchadnezzar"

Host

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

Collaborators

Carin Ellberg and Erla Haraldsdóttir