The use of these oneiric
sequences at the end of the film serve to add an allegorical epilogue to the narrative after the main action of the narrative has already been completed.
Later, Vietnamese songs for the dead blur smoothly into high-spirited Dixieland standards, as a processional brass band wades through an oneiric
landscape as reminiscent of the Mekong as of the Mississippi.
DUMITRU TSEPENEAG IS A former member of the Romanian "oneiric
" group of the late 1960s, which worked out a dream-based theory of the imagination.
In this show--whose title refers to Bernardo Bertolucci's film of 1990 rather than the 1949 Paul Bowles novel on which it was based--Saleme presented to an oneiric
universe of images that seemed to alternate between revealing and concealing from the viewer all the elements that compose them.
contrasts with the matter-of-fact style of most of the novel, and sets the reader up for the final chapter, in which Eva reencounters most of her lost relatives and friends, who tie together the loose ends she has not been able to understand and who point out the writing of one who thought her message was oral, as she sees that "algu ...
"Cathedral of the Pines" again presents scenes that are at once oneiric
and unsettling, depicting solitary persons caught in states of mortification: individuals often alone, often naked, always anerotic, with every object in these rooms and outdoor spaces seemingly atomized in isolation.
Situations seem either oneiric
or brutally real: a telemarketing call center with its cacophony of voices, or a sweatshop where children's severed fingers are swept into dustbins and then thrown away.
In her creation of this oneiric
theater of references, Hendeles seems to be urging us to reconsider those episodes of extreme trauma--from American slavery to the Holocaust--when humans were reduced to their bodies, treated (like these mannequins) as material to be used or discarded.
The pages are dense; emphasis on oneiric
elements and mystery widens the range of interpretation.
Working with whimsical metaphors in drawings, watercolors, sculptures, and sound, Patil creates oneiric
worlds out of the contradictions of "development" in Mumbai and Maharashtra, the massive and largely rural state of which Mumbai is the capital.
His themes are universal: the struggle between light and darkness; the nature of mystic intuition and its transcendence of suffering, mortality, and the mundane; the relation between past and present, the oneiric
and the real.
This appeal to the oneiric
, taken together with Sawatsky's avowed interest in the sensible as inherently subjective, could foster a kind of indulgent solipsism, the formal manifestations of which might have relevance for the artist alone, and it is to her immense credit that she makes such intimate subject matter relatable.