Deep Deep Dream
Deep Deep Dream aired on TRANSMISSIONS.TV on 14–16 October .
Deep Deep Dream by Ignota Books is an experiment in the techniques of awakening and an invitation to touch the dreamworld.
You will be guided through a series of simple exercises in three acts. Together they take the form of a palindrome. We have no map to the next world, but the future epoch is asking us a question. What kind of a world do you want to live in?
To move the outer world, you must journey inwards. This transmission is a point of departure. You will be invited to participate by choosing between two paths. All you will need is enough space to lie down on your back and enough space to perform some exercises standing up. A yoga mat and headphones will be helpful, but not essential.
You must select what path you will take. You can only choose one or the other. This transmission will not make sense if you try both. The two paths exist simultaneously: you cannot walk both. You must choose one or the other, or none.
Creative Direction and Script by Ignota – Sarah Shin and Ben Vickers
Produced by MJ Harding and Sammy Lee
Interlude 1 ‘Onomatopoeic Alphabet’ (excerpt) by Aura Satz
Interlude 2 ‘Futures Flowers’ (excerpt) by Nisha Ramayya
Act 3 Audio ‘Drone Meditation’ by K Allado-McDowell; produced by Jeremy Harris
Ident by Michael Oswell.
Images: Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907; Anonymous artists, tantric paintings from Rajasthan; Hilma af Klint, The Dove, Nr. 12, 1915; Hildegard of Bingen, Universal Man illumination from Liber Divinorum Operum; 13th-century copy Unknown artist, Flammarion engraving; Hilma af Klint, Tree of Knowledge, No. 1, 1913
Quotations: Jorge Luis Borges; Octavia Butler; Audre Lorde; Terence McKenna;
Thanks to Kay Watson and Tom Wandrag.