The Dream Team
Laura Burucoa and Aliette Salama
Laura Burucoa and Aliette Salama explore in 2022-2023 the territory of dreams with the students of the Roger Vivier elementary school in Marolles-en-Hurepoix. The artists, familiar with both the CAC Brétigny and the Roger Vivier school, conduct a series of workshops of different scales with the classes. With the students, they create a video from scratch, from the collective writing of the script to the shooting and post-production. The children each contribute to the creation of a collective dreamlike story: from the stories of their dreams, they write, direct and star in stories set in fantastic sceneries. The green screen technique, with which the students have fun, allows them to embed their silhouettes in their drawings, or even to transform objects. With the artists, they also work on the soundtrack. The contributions from each class will then be gathered in a film, which will take viewers on a trip alongside “the dream team”!
For me, a dream is when the brain rummages through the day’s information and then it mixes everything up and that, that’s what dreams are.
It’s like as if your brain is a scientist and each time it creates a new creature, except these creatures are your dreams and nightmares.
I dreamt I was walking through the desert. And then the ground broke into 4 pieces and there was a terrible tornado. A masked man rescued me.
My mum carried my house and moved it to the left.
When I dream it seems like it’s alive. And when there are really feelings in my dreams, it seems like it’s real .
When I came downstairs to the living room, I turned on my Switch and I rematerialised in a game where you sell adjustable holiday houses on an island paradise.
I went into a strange form: at the entrance a horse said “bye bye” to me. Very strange. Sheep were eating macarons, a cow was eating ice cream.
Actually, the thing is, I had created the car from “Back to the future” but it was a Dacia. And instead of a C, there was an X.
For me, dreaming is thinking but with images that flash up.
It’s like it’s a film in your head.
I was in a dark room and I killed the killer clown and my rabbit saved me with its huge tongue.
I had a dream about a pig who played “Don't Forget the Lyrics!”
We were in a museum and I saw a painting of me and my family.
Actually, I dreamt I was an artist and I made a huge painting. I’d put Pokémons everywhere, everywhere, even on my bedroom walls.
I won the World Cup with Ethan Mbappé then I went back to France and I had 1 million euros in my Fortnite account.
I dreamt I built a robot that would be my friend for life .
I, when I wake up the next day, I try to do what I did in my dreams.
I dreamt I was on the moon and that I was looking at the sun.
Erm actually, I was in my house and I was going to get a book. So, I was reading it. But there was nothing written in it. So, I wasn’t reading it.
Extracts from the “Dream Radio” («Rêve Radio») produced in 2021-2022 with pupils from the Roger Vivier de Marolles-en-Hurepoix primary school.
Laura Burucoa and Aliette Salama
A 2018 graduate of the Haute École des Arts du Rhin, Laura Burucoa has focused on practices that take shape around the transmission of knowledge and the ways of creating history through video, performance, writing, and the design of collective situations. She became especially interested in the issues and modes of communicating, telling stories, and working together after a number of experiences as an activity leader for children at holiday camps and an official guide (at the Rencontres d'Arles in the summer of 2015 and MAC VAL since 2019). Imagining the work of art in its habitat and working on the contexts of production, circulation, and public outreach are significant elements in each of her projects. She has also taken part in several group shows as an artist or curator (CRAC Alsace, Syndicat Potentiel, Hangar 9, Casino Luxembourg, etc.).
A 2017 graduate of the Haute École des Arts du Rhin, Aliette Salama has developed her artistic practice through drawing, painting on ceramics, as well as organizing spaces for listening, sharing and creating around the theme of dreams. Adventure tales, strange situations or inexplicable phenomena are, in her eyes, a magnificent material from which to spur creation. She has been organizing “Les Lectures des Rêves Secrets” (The Readings of Secret Dreams) since 2017 and in 2019, she initiated a residency project called “La Nuit du Rêve” (The Night of Dream) where she brings together artists and musicians to create a night long radio program on this theme.
The project “The Dream Team” benefits from the support of the Direction régionale des Affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France—Ministère de la Culture.