A series of in camera double exposures on black and white 35 mm film.

The unconscious mind is often viewed as an enemy, sabotaging our conscious desires and manipulating our reactions. The unconscious decides where memories are stored, sometimes hiding certain ones that have strong negative emotions until one is mature enough to process them consciously.

Lucid dreaming is one way to interact with the subconscious and to explore the deeper layers of perception. The aim in lucid dreaming is to identify dreams as dreams and therefore provide the possibility to shape them more fully through the imagination. One way to gain awareness is by questioning and observing reality during the day to become conscious about the smallest abnormalities that would indicate a dream.

In conscious perception, memory intervenes in the dreams and prolongs a plurality of moments and sensations into one single intuition. This might be the emotion that stays  in the subconscious mind as a feeling such as a connection between memory’s and future moments. Being the opposite of a Déjà-vécu it includes a similar intense clarity of the present moment. During experimenting with the subconscious mind, reality seems to be transcended, shifting between different levels of consciousness. Transcending means creating encounters between the consciousness and the perception of landscapes using an intuitive approach to place. I was searching for places i felt intuitively drawn to and that  triggering the same emotion as I experienced during my experiments with lucid dreaming.

 

 

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