"The Palace of Dreams" is a publication that show that dreams are made up of materiais, thoughts, songs and ideas that we bring from behind, from all places, from all people, from all memories. The publication intends to establish a parallel relation between my daily routine and my dreams, being the mapping concretised through images and narrative (in the form of memories). It analyses the day, the period of the year in which the dream takes place; the weather, the activities done during each day, the number of hour spent sleeping and the number of breaks during the night.
"People say, "I'm going to sleep now," as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity. "For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life."
If you didn't know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you'd seen. They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be ok? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the "mind adventures" got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren't unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.
Reto Pulfer"Fabric Island"
The Palace of Dreams
Publication by Catarina Freitas