Sleep Trip

Experimental Design | Tools:  Photography, Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign

It is often believed that the emotional centres of the brain are responsible for triggering dreams, and not the logical regions. This is why many dreams are often strange – and sometimes not connected to reality even one bit. These dreams are sometimes frightening or upsetting and are nothing but our nightmares.

There have been endless nights where I’ve woken up in the middle of the night, sweating and screaming out loud. I’ve constantly dreamt of the same dreams over and over, and some, only once. I have always scribbled these experiences before I could forget. All these nightmares have stayed with me, written down in endless pages of my diaries or notes on my phone.

While studying the course “Experimental Typography” I was presented with the opportunity to pick a theme for experimental work and I decided to give those archived dreams a voice and a visual form. “Sleep Trip” is the result of the project. It is a collection of 5 surreal journeys that my subconscious mind took and left lasting impressions. I have tried to capture the vivid imagery they have produced in my head through typographical experiments done using varied digital and physical techniques.

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I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which I live and work: Wadawurrung people and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging of the Kulin nation.

© Nadiminti Sarvani 2023