The Unconscious Collective is an informal collaboration of artists, with expertise and experience in sound, movement, contemporary and digital art and design, initiated by David Patman and Michelle Boyde. Our work often explores hypnagogic and liminal states such as dreams, visions, reverie and wonder. We are particularly interested in these states for their significance as a shared experience that may reflect broader social narratives, concerns and aspirations.
Recent projects have included a digital confessional, a social sleeping and dreaming experiment at a motel, a 2 night road trip art adventure to Cradle Mountain national park, sound sculptures using the dreams of primary school children, and development of hanging bio-sensor equipped pods for snoozing audience members.
Image by Simon Cuthbert