Through conversations, publishing experiments and collaborations, ONEIRIC SPACE delves into the potential of dreams and dreaming to generate new patterns of being, feeling, and thinking. Our intention is to gather and share research, interviews, and stories that broaden ways of seeing and engaging with dream life. Currently, ONEIRIC SPACE consists of a newsletter, gatherings, publications, and an online interview archive.
【PUBLICATION】 ‘Dream Matter’ is a 35-page publication that drifts between an artist's book and a contemplative workbook for dipping into dream life at one’s own pace. Structured to evoke the sensation of wading through dream memories, it contains an image where forms slowly come into focus. The book is also interspersed with prompts for considering the intricate and reciprocal relationship between nightly dreams and waking life – individually and collectively. Pages with prompts invite readers to observe the thoughts and memories that arise and jot down notes. These pages can be unfolded to reveal quotes sourced from ONEIRIC SPACE interviews with artists, researchers, or practitioners, opening up a space for voices to mingle and dialogue with the reader’s own experiences. For inquiries/to purchase, email or dm via Instagram. Also available at Printed Matter.
Edition of 50, 2023. 20 x 14.3cm. Translucent dust jacket, 35 pages, digital print, glue binding.
【GATHERING】 ‘Wading Thru Dreams, 2gether’ participatory reading at Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, as part of the Curating for Advanced Practices (CAP) Program, titled ‘Beyond Literature’. This session offered a soft, intimate space for participants to turn inward and immerse themselves in dream memories and research. Through readings, guided self-reflections, and partnered dialogue, the participatory reading invited participants to drop into the breath and the body in order to contemplate the multiplicity of ways to view, engage and understand with these complexly layered nightly phenomena.
【NEWSLETTER】 Circulations (@ Sunrise) 003: “dreaming as a mode of associative thought” —Artist and researcher Mina Heydari-Waite
【GATHERING】 ‘Dipping into Dreams’ reading-workshop at Künstlerdorf Schöppingen. During the session, we shared some of our research on how dreams intertwine with waking life through readings and invited participants to reflect on various facets of their dream life through guided meditative exercises and discussions.
【RESIDENCY】 Fellow at Künstlerdorf Schöppingen
【NEWSLETTER】 Circulations (@ Sunrise) 002: “a way for our ancestors to communicate with us” —Writer, poet, and healer Goitseone Montsho
【NEWSLETTER】 Circulations (@ Sunrise) 001: “an oral storystelling practice that belongs to everyone” —Writer and artist Manisha Anjali
【NEWSLETTER】 Introduction to ‘Circulations (@ Sunrise)’, a series exploring forms of dream-sharing and how they’re entangled with aspects of social, cultural, and political life. What happens when dreams extend beyond our private worlds and connect with other dreams? Can sharing slivers of dream life with others deepen our understanding of larger patterns? We examine these questions, and others, through conversations and experiments with artists, researchers, and practitioners at sunrise, in an attempt to meet the rhythms of the dreaming mind.
【PUBLICATION】 Museum of Dreams: An interview with artist Bongsu Park about the Korean tradition of buying and selling dreams
【NEWSLETTER】 Guest-curated newsletter digest by writer and editor Jeanette Pang Ru Yan
【PRESS】 Interview with CLOT Magazine
【GATHERING】 DADDY x ONEIRIC.SPACE co-hosted DREAMSCAPES, an evening of readings, screenings and discussions to celebrate DADDY’s 5-year anniversary and the launch of the Dreams Issue, at Callie’s in Berlin. We facilitated a conversation-slash-storytelling session with poet Sailesh Naidu and artist Sarah Martinus about how dreams can act as an avenue for imagining new futures
【RESIDENCY】 At Muzeum Susch / Temporars Susch
【PUBLICATION】 Muzeum Susch’s Magazine #2: A conversation with artist Itziar Okariz and curator Sandra Bradvic on open-ended approaches to engaging with dreams and envisioning new modes of learning
【PUBLICATION】 The Creative Independent: A guide on starting (and keeping) a dream journal
【GATHERING】 ONEIRIC.SPACE hosted an ‘Anxiety Release Reading’ at Haus am Lützowplatz in the frame of the ‘It was all a dream’ exhibition, curated by Laura Helena Wurth. In the lead up to the reading, we collected anonymous dream accounts where the prevailing feeling was ‘anxiety’. To explore the various shades of anxiety in a physical space, we read a selection of dream submissions. We also invited four guests from various disciplines to reflect on the topic of anxiety and anxiety dreams: artist and scientist Mert Akbal; historian and writer Edna Bonhomme; poet and printer Nat Marcus; and photographer Charmaine de Heij.
Photos by Rico Lützner
【PUBLICATION】 Taupe Magazine: Dream Chromatics
【PUBLICATION/SYNDICATION】 032c x ONEIRIC SPACE: Jungian Psychoanalyst Jakob Lusensky on the Therapeutic Value of Dreams
【PRESS】 Featured on
AIGA Eye on Design, METAL Magazine, It’s Nice That
【DIGITAL PUBLICATION/GATHERING】 Launched www.oneiric.space at The Black Lodge with readings and a conversation with dancer and choreographer Anna Nowicka about how embodying dreams through movement can start a dialogue between our dreaming and waking realities. The publication released five interviews with: artist Oana Tudoran, Jungian psychoanalyst Jakob Lusensky, artist and scholar Fariba Bogzaran, photography duo Synchrodogs, and 3D designer Studio Brasch.
In 2019, ONEIRIC SPACE was launched by Charmaine Li and Effie Efthymiadi as www.oneiric.space, an online publication featuring intimate conversations about dream life with individuals from the worlds of art, design, science and psychology.
To mirror the idiosyncratic nature of dream experiences, each interview was designed to correspond to the content of the conversation and the dream-related material provided by the interviewee. The logo, website, and interviews were designed and developed by Studio Push. www.oneiric.space was updated from 2019-2020, and is now an online interview archive.