A sculptural installation, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s 1844 poem of the same name.
In a transdisciplinary approach to develop a digital narrative, eight pieces of the V&A’s permanent collection were 3D scanned and digitally sculpted into physical hybrid creatures. Once its digital data is extracted, an object’s certainty is removed, leaving it open for alteration and reinterpretation. While slowly shaping up to their final form, each of the creatures develops its own personality, and together they form a scene that’s slightly out of the ordinary. With ‘Dream-Land’ we created our own place beyond time and space; a place that blurs the boundaries between digital and physical reality, in which parallel versions of the Museum’s historic objects are free to exist today. The known is replaced with endless narratives that collectively create an unexpected history and unremembered future.