The solo show “The Dream Machine is Asleep,” by Eva Kot’átková (Prague, 1982) includes both her older and more recent installations, sculptures, over-sized objects, collages and performances. The idea behind this exhibition stem from the vision of the human body as a machine in all it’s functions including regeneration and rest, that the idea of sleep is a moment in which, via dreams we enter into parallel worlds, where our most intimate and disorientating projections and thoughts come to life, this exhibition is a reflection on the potential of this dream-state and the various systems which rule our lives using imagery which sits somewhere between fantasy literature, neurological science and psychiatric disorders.
The show is conceived as a living organism which is brought to life with a programme of performances and figures who wander through the space.
- Eva Kot’átková The Dream Machine is Asleep, 2018, installation view at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan. Ph. Agostino Osio.