LAST NIGHT / BIANCA BILLY RAFFIN
LAST NIGHT is a video piece that explores the way in which people are inherently connected through dreams and the collective unconscious. Inspired broadly by Carl Jung’s work on dreams, and Gordon Lawrence’s concept of social dreaming, the work contends that the dream realm connects people, despite distance or difference.
The work features excerpts of interviews conducted with participants about their most recent dreams. This pool of participants, while small, comes from all over the world. The piece mimics both how people often retell dreams, and how people might experience dreams. Sourcing influence from artists such as David Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Maya Deren, and Chris Marker, the video piece follows a thematic arc, which descends into an unsettling and emotionally charged abstraction of everyday life.