False Awakening. A vivid dream about awakening. In reality, the dreamer is still asleep.
A series of diptychs in four parts, considering the distorted notions of a dream within a dream. Misleading and conflicting details where familiar environments take on subtly different and uncertain tensions, leading to a feeling of thrill or anxiety. Within this state, everything adopts a new meaning. Some characteristics of life may be adapted or contorted and the dreamer may feel an uncanny, distrustful stress.
Part One – Weekend In The Country
From an Interview – “A photographic thriller, a confession of sorts.” Pete’s name has been changed.
“Pete couldn’t sleep, not properly, restfully. He would recount how he couldn’t tell the difference between being asleep and being awake. He described a holiday where he was convinced he had done something wrong, but couldn’t properly tell as he thought what he had done was a dream or the whole holiday was a dream. He said he was so tired, but he couldn’t sleep at all in an unfamiliar place. Finally, he was so exhausted, he passed out and had dreams all night. During one dream, he relived another dream, as it pushed it’s way in more like memories than a vision.
The next day, when he was sure he was awake, he couldn’t separate the dreams from each other or either dream from reality. But he came back alone, that’s what really concerned him, at the end of the holiday, he remembered coming back alone, and he could not understand why.”