AM I AWAKE NOW? / ANNE WAGNER
We are cascading towards hell on earth with catastrophic climate breakdown. Human greed is bringing us to the brink of our mother turning to fire, shrivelling in drought, drowning in ocean water, with lives already displaced and lost all around our planet. The piece AM I AWAKE NOW? is an oneironaut investigation video that explores the leaking of the artists’ felt eco-anxiety into their dream realm. As Gaston Bachelard notes, “we find ourselves at a pivotal point around which reciprocal interpretations of dreams through thought and thought through dreams, keep turning.” Through the use of layering, AM I AWAKE NOW? is a dream of liquid, a feeling of drowning and sounds of seismic blasting. Will we wake up to act on the climate crisis? Will we keep looping in a vertical daydream?