Collaboration with Kathryn Nusa Logan with guest collaborator Amber Elison
A selection of the Dream Specimen Archive, Pre-Process
The Department of Planetary Futures: Dream Clinic
May 13, 2022
Dream Clinic Project Space
1018 E. Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43205
Visit the Department of Planetary Futures Dream Clinic, where clinicians will gather and process your dreams to build a collective practice for the future.
In The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula K. Le Guin wrote “Everything dreams. The play of form, of being, is the dreaming of substance. Rocks have their dreams, and the earth changes.” The Department of Planetary Futures Dream Clinic asks: If the dreams of rocks can change the earth, what can happen when people dream together?
In times of social disparity, attacks on bodily agency and abortion rights, economic strife, global pandemic induced isolation, climate threat and instability, it is important now more than ever to come together as a collective body of voices to dream the future we want and need for the health of our society and the planet we live on. adrienne maree brown wrote in Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, “Science fiction is simply a way to practice the future together. i suspect that is what many of you are up to, practicing futures together, practicing justice together, living into new stories. It is our right and responsibility to create a new world.”
DPF Dream Clinicians Jacklyn Brickman, Kathryn Nusa Logan, and Amber Elison will work alongside members of Dream Clinic Gallery and the public. Check into the bustling clinic where clinicians will collect, record, and process your dreams into a collaborate narrative for a just future. This multimedia event will include sound, video, performance, written and spoken word. The clinic will run from 7-9pm on Friday May 13th. The exhibition will be on view from May 13th - 27th. Gallery hours will be held on May 14th and 21st from noon - 3pm.
Dream Clinic is an artist run art gallery, contemporary project space and studio located in the Old Oaks Historic District of Columbus, Ohio. The Department of Planetary Futures (DPF) is a fictional entity through which multispecies collaborative experiments are employed to investigate the interrelationships humans have with other life forms and each other. At the heart of these endeavors is a desire to connect to the surrounding world and its organisms with care and humility; to learn from, engage with and speculate possible livable futures.