Digital Oneirology

Andreas Höfert


Centred around the metaverse, the aim of this project is to start an exploration into realness as well as presence and distraction in a world of duality of the digital versus the original, a plane of hyper complexity versus a plane of imitation. Increasingly imperceptible borders obscure our transitions and, like lucid dreamers practice a reality check at specific intervals (“Am I dreaming?”), we all should adapt a practice of asking ourselves “Am I online?”

It also inquires into what objects we reproduce digitally and the process behind this. The assumption: much less than a conscious transfer it resembles that of a dreamer that recreates objects seemingly randomly but at closer look as a representation of deeper meanings and connections. 

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