Alison Postma

While dreaming the dreamer exists as every seemingly individual part of their dream, from themselves to other people to the architecture of the settings they take place in. The places in your dreams are a direct expression of your experiences and interactions, but also can affect a person’s waking life. I am interested in examining the human element of spaces that exists without a physical human presence. My work focuses on producing an uneasy relationship between architectural spaces and the human experience only found within dreams.

My work looks at spaces we experience in our dreams as both real and existing but also inaccessible through traditional means. This idea of inaccessibility of real spaces highlights feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and disconnectedness that often flow from our waking lives into our subconscious constructions of alternate realities. The work raises more questions than it answers, providing a blank space within it for the viewer to project their own experiences and feelings. Connections are drawn between the presented spaces that leave the viewer uneasy and questioning their physical and emotional connections. 

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