One’s pile of suppressed emotions might now become an indefinite source of inspiration.
Dreams show up as a patchwork of short-term and long-term memories. In times of self-isolation, the subconscious has only little short-term information to process. Now, dreams seem to deal with deep-rooted emotions and lasting impressions. As such, one respondent wrote, “I was sitting in an open field, while Tim Walker’s V&A exhibition Tim Walker: Wonderful Things came into life – the people as well as the animals!” Simultaneously, one’s pile of suppressed emotions might now become an indefinite source of inspiration. The psyche is brimming with suppressed wishes, fantasies, feelings, fears, trauma and thoughts. From precise visions, like a yellow plastic badminton suitcase coming down the Balenciaga runway, to recurring dreams about snakes – scribbling down whatever you can recall from your dreams might replace research as the new source of inspiration.