SOMNIUM GENERO CAFE | 2008
Somnium Genero Cafe was displayed at the Tokyo Art Fair. Here the artists tried to have a dialogue with the curators and audience to make the whole experience as interactive and comprehensible as possible whilst retaining the aesthetics of ‘exhibition and display’ in their surroundings.
Painted in sky-blue backdrop, the semi-autobiographical canvases in the series had dream machines surrounded with typical T&T, clouds and floral patterns, with the artists themselves also finding place in some of the creations.
“The series is close to our heart since it depicts our own dreams and memories,” smiles Tagra. Pointing at a golden rim dream machine on a canvas, Thukral says excitedly, “We are working with psychiatrists towards creating an actual
wearable machine that can portray dreams by reading thoughts. The one who wears it can see his dreams on a screen.”
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