Digital manipulation of collage footage.

Extract from my dissertation on dreams and art:

The idea of regarding products of our dreams as valid experiences in life was something new. In 1950, Duplessis (p. 39) declared that “Dreaming is a means to knowledge just as much as thinking, and it should be analyzed under the same heading. Dreaming is no longer just a mental indulgence, but one of the most significant activities, and in this sense Surrealism approaches Hindu philosophy.”
Surrealists saw the common ground of dreams and reality, hoping to get a better understanding of life from integrating the two (Picon, 1977 p.12, 61; Duplessis, 1950 p. 111). In his Surrealist Manifesto, Andre Breton wrote: “I believe in the future resolution of those two seemingly contradictory states, dream and reality, into a sort of absolute reality, of surreality, so to speak” (Breton, 1978 p. 126).