11/11 Submitted Dream during the Workshop at Korean Cultural Centre
Edited: Jun 1
I’m in a costal town in Borneo, Indonesia. Towers of corregated metal shack type buildings on stilts lining the edge of a white sandy beach, running 400/500 meters, stopping at the headland. There is a wooden jetty sitting on top of a ditch of murky water, running between the beach and buildings. On the building side of the jetty are ground floor market stool/shop type things. The jetty shops are busy with locals doing moving/ shopping.
I’m walking up and down the jetty asking people where I can catch the ferry to ? I see a ferry, I’m debating with people about whether it goes to where I’m going or not. Eventually, I get on the ferry, a medium long boat, with about 20 locals on it, and a captain/driver. Just as its moving off I ask someone where its going and I jump off and they reply “Australia”.
I quickly jump into the water and swim to the shore.
*I can’t remember*
Suddenly a tsunami is approaching, everyone is panicking and there is no where to go!
'Most of the time I'm a tiger in my dreams If I dream with animals. I can't exactly remember what the purpose of that tiger is. Most of the time it's just there to protect something or somebody. Sometimes the tiger comes when I need to have answer for something or when I need to accomplish something but I'm not sure how to do it. I don't talk in my dreams as a tiger, I tell everything through my eyes . The times when I realise that I'm not a human anymore when the perspective changes, like when I look up to somebody, and the person is suddenly taller than me, when in reality we are the same height. I don't need to change however into a tiger - I'm a tiger, I've been all along... that's it. This realisation is not scary at all, it's more calming if anything. It's amazing to feel flexible, the cage of your body and bone-prison dissappears and I feel finally free. Thoughts are simpler, emotions are simpler when I'm in this state. When I'm the tiger, there's nothing to cover up what you feel as human - everything becomes clearer when I'm a tiger. You don't need words, you realise what you wanted all along, what's your calling - I'm never by myself as tiger, I am there to be the strength of someone, or was that me that needed the my own tiger self?'
In ight of my faint memory of a dream, I just took a rest, sitting on the couch and then, suddenly, I witnessed that the floor of the living room was shaken and a small crack occurred. There was a shovel next to me and I started using it to wreck the living room floor. As a result of constantly digging the floor, there was a brown bottle shaped like Korean pottery. As I opened the pottery, there was a golden snake, illuminating the entire jar. Even if I was afraid whether the snake could bite me or not but I kept having it for a while illuminating the living room.
I’m looking down at a classroom. A girl is playing the cello. It seems like a music school class. She plays the cello so beautifully. All of her class mates as well as a western female teacher are looking at her. They all wonder how she can play the cello so well. She normally plays the violin. Her fingers touch the strings and vibrate creating an amazing melody. After finishing the song she said "I was thinking of a story about ..." (i cannot remember but i think it was an old classic film title) "The man that i was thinking of was..." (i think it was an old actor’s name). The teacher’s eyes became red, full of emotion and I felt like crying too. She is now in a studio in a factory area. She is moulding a geometrical shape - a square and a sphere architectural shape using a chemical mix. A musician friend arrives and she teaches him how to mould the same shape on the next table. She realized that the mix that she used was wrong and it would make a fire. I saw the smoke and made sure my friend is safe, I called the emergency services and I am suddenly driving a car, I can now see my hands on a handle and I realised that she was me/I was her. I arrived at the factory entrance where the studio is. The fire had been caught and people had gathered to watch. I talked to a fire officer. She smiled and told me “Everything was good.”
Describe your dream in a simple text in as much detail as you can remember and we will feature your dream for the upcoming performance DREAM RITUAL, artwork creation and DREAM AUCTION. For DREAM AUCTION, the dream submitted will be sold as the text written at the time of submission with no alterations or corrections. The dream you are selling should be a dream that you personally have dreamt.
We are not responsible for any fabricated dreams or the subsequent impact of dreams, such as curses or nightmares. Please don’t submit a dream that you don’t want to sell or you have already sold to someone else. If you want to submit your dream for DREAM RITUAL/art creation only but not for sale, simply leave a note '*not for sale'. Then your dream will feature for the performance and art creation but won't be listed on DREAM AUCTION.
We are running a series of talks, discussions and workshops in lot of different contexts around the themes of dream. After our first workshop ‘Dream and Dreaming - their place in our lives’ at Wellcome Collection’s Reading Room on 2nd April 2019, the second one was held at Korean Cultural Centre in UK on 31st May. This series of workshops run by the project director Bongsu Park and Hazel Riley - an author, teacher and shamanic practitioner.
During the workshop we will talk about the project and the specific Korean culture of buying and selling dreams. Also we will share our ideas about dreams from many perspectives – dream related traditional customs to neuroscience and psychology. Alongside the dream contributions through our project website, people can contribute their dreams off-line at the end of workshop.