Plundered Rest

In a box of a dozen eggs, each one was transparent. I could see a gnarly, cartilage form, an embryo or fetus of some kind. They were almost ear-like in structure: pink and beige in tone. The light made the folds of these shapes even more pronounced. And I knew I could not eat these eggs.

Adriene LillyOnce Again, Inside

I have the peculiar curse, disguised as a blessing, of being a frequent lucid dreamer. I awake in my dream aware of a body laying somewhere outside. When this happens the visuals of the dreamworld will often disappear and I’m left in a blackness of sounds and sensations trying not to panic.

Ubu Kung – a side-project of arts/activism platform Tse Tse Fly Middle East (founder Simon, in the UK) and vocalist X (in the Philippines)

Right Now Sometimes is a response to Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Coley Burne-Jones’ series of Briar Rose paintings created in the late 1800s. The piece reflects on a cathartic state between sleep and wakefulness, and suggests tones and noises that float in and out of consciousness.   

Ubu Kung make experimental noise and film artworks.

Blanc Sceol (Stephen Shiell + Hannah White) — Under

The dreamscape spreads before me. Its disappearing edges quicken their dissolve the faster I walk. On hands and knees I swim for scraps. I am submerged and lost.

A hydrophone recording of Limehouse Basin overlaid with words not yet fully formed from a hypnopompic state, fragments of a dream song and cut-up dreamscapes from our dream journals.

Neil VermaThe Breakfast Ship

Soundscaped readings of particularly enigmatic literary dreams.

The Breakfast Ship was produced and mixed for Three Beacon Radio based on a dream from Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams. The text was performed by Olivia Block. Music by Blue Dot Sessions. Field recordings and electromagnetic fields recorded in Dechen Cave, Iserlohn, Germany, and in Glenshee, Scotland, U.K.