together at night
deepening to sleep
with different sight
now we are
the dreaming hive
Three heads with closed eyes hover in front of a strangely symmetrical, flowing landscape. Their appearance changes constantly, synchronously. The intense yet restful atmosphere brings to mind a shamanistic ritual. We feel we are watching a collective dream, that we are part of one.
But from time to time there is a glitch and the image suddenly shatters: the symmetry is ruptured and computer code or black and white static briefly appear on both the floating heads and background landscape.
Is the collective dream a simulation, the product of manipulation?
In a world that is ever faster, more unpredictable and volatile, will we manage to create a collective mythological space to transcend that which pits us against each other and divides us? Can technology help us conjure such a space? What would it look like? What would it take to bring it into being?