I dreamed I was a house
Forum d’art contemporain, Casino Luxembourg
6th June – 8th September 2019
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.