For the site specific installation Resume / Insconscie, about a hundred dreams have been selected from the Dream Archive /www.arhivsnova.hr /. In the chosen dreams Unconscious tries to send messages to the dreamers, using voices in a dream, or written text, spoken sentences, letters, or communication devices, etc. The accompanying audio is taken from the performance Resume (2007). The texts of selected dreams are printed and placed on music stands in Split Diocletian’s Palace.
‘’…..Kata Mijatović uses her exhibition (a site-specific ambient installation Resume / Inconscie) in the Diocletian’s palace to establish dialog between two of her earlier works; using the recorded sound from her performance Resume and 30 chosen prints of dreams taken from the interactive web domain /www.arhivsnova.hr/, placing them on a note stand.
The performance Resume was based on the artist’s endeavor to maintain her dream – to make it „visible“, and to take this eruptive flash of inner energy and to add form to it by creating an introspective image. All in all, in this dream Kata descends into an abandoned coal mine, encountering: loads of coal, shovels and loading carts; she loads the carts with coal and takes it outside to the light of the day. After several years, she saw this dream to be a paraphrase of her own artistic practice because she, as an artist, often deal with the relationship between the conscious and the unconscious, trying to raise the contents which she, through the process of her work, is trying to bring to the surface. On the one hand, there is the clear, cutting sound of loading and its transport from the world of death into the world of burning images (and vice-versa, if we look at the work from the perspective of social context and the artist’s engagement) which keeps the spirit alive – a spirit that yearns quality sleep and diving into the images of the „other side“. On the other hand, there are 30 dreams chosen from an archive of dreams: 30 chosen images of the unconscious which must leave the innermost depths of the soul at all costs and to send a message to the trivial worlds, to show direction, to change from non-material to material. They were chosen according to their mutual characteristic: the artist chose those dreams in which she unconsciously tries sending out messages using dream voices, written texts, spoken sentences, letters and communication devices… Unfortunately, despite everything, humans never notice or understand things fully. At some point, hey reach uncertainty, which cannot be overcome through conscious knowledge. Luckily, there are some unconscious methods of perception which we notice through intuition, meditaion, deep thinking or dreams, which use symbolic images in order to open up an unconscious path for all our senses. There is hope. Stop. Light at the beginning of the tunnel.’’
From the texts of the exhibition, Toni Horvatić