The Dreamwork, 1995
Installation at Galleri Herslebsgate 10, Oslo, a
gallery run by Ole Jørgen Ness from 1993 to 1996.
Sublimebrown,1995. Glue, stopper,
enamel and vaseline on canvas, 250 x 200 cm./The
Dreamwork, 1995, Pamphlet, A4- format, 10 copies./Cast
of characters, 1995 - Color-photocopy, 40 x 51 cm.
This exhibition was a culmination of a 5-year process
of documenting my dreams in written text. The work
dealt with problems of translation between seemingly
opposing categories; from dream to text, from private
to public, from night to day. I wanted to present a
surrealistic material in a conceptual form, to disturb
the art historical systems of categorization. The
pamphlet with the dream texts were presented in a hole
in the floor. A monumental monochrome gestural
painting hung on the wall. At the opening night
several people sat on the floor reading, confirming my
belief that the language of dreams are universal.
- Bjørn Bjarre, 2009