Dreams

Reproduction of Dreams

Perception and Expression Organs

Humans and other mammals usually have an
auditory organ of perception (ear), an auditory
organ of expression (vocal tract) and visual
organ of perception (eye).


Microphone Camera Speaker Monitor

These organs are similar to electromagnetic
recording and projection devices:
We have two microphones (ears), a speaker
(vocal tract), and two cameras (eyes).


Missin Monitor

However, we lack a visual expression organ
whose function corresponds to of a monitor.


Metachrosis

As a comparison, the „metachrosis“ process
by reptiles, fishes and cephalopods acts like a
monitor on skin.



Mental Imagery

Nevertheless we have the ability to imagine, to
create mental images and to think visually. The
most concentrated form of visual thinking is
the „Dream“.


Visual Expresion in Evolution

Research Question 1:
Is the „Dream“ the missing visual expression
organ, still in its evolution process?


Prosthesis for Missing Visual Expression Organ

Research Question 2:
Is it possible that visual arts developed as a
prosthesis for this missing visual expression
organ?


Dream as Artwork and Artwork in a Dream

Research Question 3:
If the dream and visual arts are derived from
the same visual expression necessity, are they
similar enough to make transformations
between them? In other words, is it possible to
reproduce a dream as an artwork and produce
an artwork in a dream?


Virtual Reality

Research Question 4:
„Virtual Reality“ technologies are today on the
brink of reproducing the reality. Can the tools
of Virtual Reality be used to reproduce dream
scenes and dream phenomena as well?


Intrapersonal Communication

Research Question 5:
Dream is a medium of intrapersonal
communication. But can we use it also for
interpersonal communication through artistic
replications or through arriving brain to brain
interfaces?


Media Studies and Drea Research

Research Question 6:
What can artistic research on dreams
contribute to media studies -and possibly to
dream research?