For my March Madness project, I wanted to explore the concept of dreams and memory through my own photography, poetry as well as photos from my past. This project stemmed from a trip to the Southwest, where alongside a fresh copy of Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, I dove back into poetry and photography, two passions of mine that date back to when I was in fourth grade. I became fascinated with this philosophical text as someone who has very vivid memories of their childhood dreams but has faint recollection of their current dreams.
As I progressed, I began to question why my youthful dreams antagonized animals over people or how I could envision Paris and Tokyo without visiting either city at that time. The result of this questioning is this piece of work, DreamZine.