If your brain were a house, what would it look like?

Amongst other contemporary artists working within the historical building of Casino Luxembourg, Alvaro Urbano presents his individual domestic environment or ‘room’. These rooms form a metaphorical collage of a house that brings to life the emotional resonance of our most private spaces. The unique spatial and multi-sensorial experience that is at once familiar and surreal will in turn, trigger personal associations, memories and emotions that are held deep within ourselves.

I dreamed I was a house is an immersive exhibition curated by insitu collective that unlocks the psychological potential of the domestic home. In psychoanalysis, dreaming of a house is considered to be a reflection of one’s self, whereby the individual spaces relate to different facets of our personality. In a similar direction, this exhibition will overlay two types of ‘interior spaces’ – the mind and the home – so that the architecture of the home evokes the hidden depths of the human psyche: from the vortex of the hallway, to the social façade of the dining room, to the intimacy of the bedroom, and down to the shadowy subconscious, hidden in the basement.

 

 

Installations views of “I dreamed I was a house”. Photo by Andrés Lejona.
Installations views of “I dreamed I was a house”. Photo by Andrés Lejona.
Lucia, 2019, metal and paint, 138 × 66 × 65 cm. Photo by Trevor Lloyd.
Lucia, 2019, metal and paint, 138 × 66 × 65 cm. Photo by Trevor Lloyd.
Hands as Drawers, 2019, metal and paint, 48.5 × 50 × 35.5 cm. Photo by Trevor Lloyd.
Hands as Drawers, 2019, metal and paint, 81 × 61 × 37 cm. Photo by Trevor Lloyd.
Hands as Drawers, 2019, metal and paint, 48.5 × 50 × 35.5 cm. Photo by Trevor Lloyd.
Hands as Drawers, 2019, metal and paint, 81 × 61 × 37 cm. Photo by Trevor Lloyd.