Dreams of dreams of dreams

Dreams of dreams of dreams


Émilien Neu, Abysmal Knitwear Eleganza.

April 1, 2024
Dreams of dreams of dreams
Exhibition and public program
April 6–June 21, 2024
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Onomatopee Projects
Lucas Gasselstraat 2a
5613LB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Hours: Friday–Sunday 12–5pm


The act of dreaming, positioned delicately between the real and the unrealized or unfulfilled, is nourished by hope and desire, but also by fear and disillusionment. It is when living in times of economic and social insecurity that the collective body claims for more space and action, growing louder and stronger. Rather than viewing precarity as a barrier, we can embrace it as an intrinsic aspect of existence that fosters collaboration among both living and non-living creatures. In this new light, precarity assumes a life-producing capacity, generating alternative worlds and stories. When dreams and nightmares take stage as protagonists for a common purpose, they equip us with unexpected tools, offering resources beyond our individual imaginings.

Dreams of Dreams of Dreams is an exhibition and public program which explores the transformative power of imagination when fuelled by a collective resolve to dismantle the status quo. Continuously re-imaging alternative presents, the collective body creates new tools and paradigms. Through artistic exploration, the exhibited works and activities delve into the experience of precarity as a shared condition for common survival. Dreaming thus becomes a communal practice—a process to be contextualized, cultivated, safeguarded, and nurtured. Within this space, we are offered the opportunity to rehearse new worlds together and to train our capacity of dreaming-in-common.

Dreams of Dreams of Dreams is on show from April 6 until June 21 at Onomatopee. 

Curated by Cecilia Casabona. Participating artists: Émilien Neu, Matilde Patuelli, Maja Simišić, OOOReading Club, Gaia D’Arrigo, Mala Kline, Federica Fantini. Graphics by Alex Foradori & Bianca Schick.

You are warmly invited to the exhibition opening: Friday, April 5, 7–10pm. Performance by OOOReading Club at 8pm. More information can be found here.

Opening Dreams of Dreams of Dreams:
 April 5, 7–10pm
Doors open at 6:30, performance by OOOReading Club, free entrance and one free drink.

Workshop by Matilde Patuelli “Unreliable Narrators”: April 6, 1–4pm
Ricocheting rêverie is an immersive workshop which summons participants’ oneiric memories.

Workshop Matilde Patuelli & Gaia D’Arrigo: May 11, 10am–6pm
Inviting participants to adopt the monster figure as a methodology for artistic research.

Mala Kline DREAM HOSTEL: May 24, 8–10pm
A 23-hour performance for the audience to spend the night and day at Onomatopee.

Participatory performance by Federica Fantini: June 8, 3–9pm
Take part in a participatory performance centred around the act of making food together.

Finissage and book launch DREAMS: June 21, 7–10pm
Free entrance and one free drink.

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