Dreams are one of the most enigmatic human encounters. Very little is known about why we dream, and there are numerous theories about the point of doing so. Some scientists believe that dreams help us process emotions by constructing memories, others say that certain memory processes take place uniquely in dreams; the dreams being the signal that they are taking place. Still, others say dreams allow us a means of psychologically repairing or healing. Knowing that we spend 1/3 of our lives asleep, it is difficult to imagine that they are a random bodily function with no real purpose.
Echoes reveals the universe that exists in our sleeping minds, in dreams. We’ve all experienced the waking dreams which leave us profoundly disturbed, as well as the mundane, the bizarre, the illogical, the mystical, the nonsensical, the traumatic, the hilarious and above all, the dreams where we are the onlooker and the actor simultaneously. The project is centered around this particular aspect: an individual being the participant and observer jointly. When we are the participant, we are consumed with emotion and the people around us, and the feeling is natural. When we are the observer, we analyze the situation from afar: with vigilance, reflection and often times reservation. Echoes manifests the duality we all have within us, and the way we perform these plays of consciousness in our unconscious minds.