Dream Machine Archive: Pocha Dream

Event Type Exhibitions
Date calendar  Thursday, July 25, 2024
Time clock  (all day)
Location Security Credit Union Gallery

Dream Machine Archive: Pocha Dream is an excerpt from a “psychodynamic audio and video tool” created by Mexican-American artist Natalia Rocafuerte to assist immigrant women with their own dream interpretation. Using a hotline that was open from 2020 to 2022, Rocafuerte collected dreams from callers in the Detroit metropolitan and South Texas border areas. She then created audio-visual pieces inspired by the dreams, layering distorted sounds and sights, manipulated voices, bright colors, and found images.

Poca Dream includes a dream titled Dream of Emma and Tony, which won Best Michigan Filmmaker 2021 at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the longest running experimental film festival in the nation. This excerpt also includes advertisements the artist distributed to recruit callers. Natalia Rocafuerta is a graphic artist, video editor, and recent graduate of the University of Michigan (MFA 2022). She grew up on both sides of the Rio Grande Border in Tamaulipas and Texas and became a naturalized US citizen in 2019.

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