The У MEHЯ ECTЬ MEЧTA project got under way in 2001 while I spent three months as artist-in-residence in Moscow.
The scholarship made a long-harboured dream come true: for decades I had wished to live for some time in Russia. This led to the subject of dreams and the fullfillment of those dreams. The project reflects my own dream as well as the significance of life-long dreams for human beings in general. My research set off to ascertain whether, over a lifetime, dreams are given priority, whether those dreams keep people going, or whether people’s dreams eventually just dissolve.
MОЯ MEЧTA – MEIN TRAUM
20 hours barefoot through Moscow
2001 |photographed by Ralf Grömminger
У HИХ ECTЬ MEЧTA
Dialogues and reflexions about dreams on the streets of Moscow
I met my conversational partners on walks through Moscow, always in public spaces, on the streets, in parks, in Metro stations, coffee shops and shopping malls….
Their thoughts were documented as sound recording, additionally a photographic portait of the dream-contributor was taken. Around 90 conversations were hold in the greater Moscow area.
The dreams are spoken in German language by Chantal Höhle, Jan Gebauer, Michael Röhrenbach, & Sigrid Schnückel