Andrea Mancini: Pavillon of Dreams / Cité Internationale des Arts Paris 2021

Matter of Deep Dreaming
audio-visual and performance research started during Cité des Arts Paris residency in September 2021

Composing human music made with machines for visual art made by the machine.

Our ancestors have been looking at the skies and the stars to look for answers about the future. Here we are also contemplating the sky, we are contemplating artificial intelligence, the future, which we don’t fully understand. Contemplating the sky is also an introspective act, laying down closely next to each-other, feeling our bodies, our senses and our alliance with the community that surrounds us; loosing ourselves.
Matter of deep dreaming is an audiovisual research started in September 2021 for Andrea Mancini's Cite des Arts Paris residency. It can be divided in three different research domains; the first one is about textures and movement, researched with Artificial Intelligence (AI generated art / coded script), where the artist only decides the parameters but not the outcome of the visuals. The second dimension is a sound researc, composed with analog modular machines; there, the research is also focussing on textures, frictions and movement. The third dimension of this work is vocal implementation of texts from "Ocean of sound" by David Toop, a book which has been the reference for the sound and visual research.

Club culture via text extracts of David Toop's Ocean Of sound leading to research on the materiality and movement in sound and texture and movement of AI generated visuals (fed by extracts of from the book).

+ sound performance (vocal and sound) in the second phase (read below)

footage of video installation (pase 1) at Cité Internationale des Arts - November 2021
preview of projected video including vocal

Pavillon Of Dreams
Pavillon of Dreams is the final form of the Matter of Deep Dreaming project. It will have the same core concept, but with a wooden or steel construction that holds a bigger projection screen that covers the surface of the red pillows. The installation will have moments of sound performance where Andrea Mancini will perform the sound and text research in the center of the pavillon, surrounded by the public lying around and watching the "sky" (the projection).

Phase 1: Matter of Deep Dreaming 24.11.2021 Cité des Arts (standalone A/V installation without structure, without live performance)
Phase 2: Pavillon of Dreams (A/V installation with structure, with performance in the center of the pillows, surrounded by people laying down)

below a 3D project rendering to have an idea of the Pavillon of Dreams pavillon
note: this installation can be done in a bigger room and also adapted to a smaller white cube environment, the only condition is a high ceiling