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Pavle Banović

Dream Streams


What do people dream about? Do different people sometimes dream the same dreams? What would you do if you saw your dream displayed in public? In their project Dream Streams (2022), Pavle Banović dives into strangers’ minds, all the way to the most private and bizarre corners of our unconscious, exposing fragments of it to a wider public on digital screens in different public spaces in Belgrade.



Pavle Banović, Dream Streams, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

Pavle Banović, Dream Streams, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

Pavle Banović, Dream Streams, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.
With the aid of strangers who submitted poetic notes of their dreams, the artist established some sort of collective dream diary which was on display for three weeks in three locations: in a bar, in the window display of a ticket shop and on a digital billboard located in the main shopping street.

The site-specific intervention examines and uses the visual language and logic of smart TVs. System error notifications and messages often disrupt the simulated world of a seemingly endless offer of material goods, advertised on screens located in public places or in retail outlets. By breaking the simulation, we get an insight into the system behind it, which is an extended apparatus, in the same way that dreams disrupt our consciousness and provide an insight into our subconscious. The video of dream interventions in public spaces is based on the idea of playing with this apparatus. The implementation of recorded dreams and notes about dreams becomes a subversive action that abuses the given system and examines how the way we write about dreams can create new meanings of our experiences, hitherto unknown.


Pavle Banović, Dream Streams, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.


Pavle Banović (1998) was born in Belgrade, where they live and work. They finished their master studies in New Media Arts and were a member of the young artistic collective Institute for Applause, as well as a current project called COMMONS – imagining the institution of the future. They have worked and exhibited in spaces including Museum of Contemporary Art, Goethe Institute, U10 and Podroom Gallery in Belgrade, P74 Gallery in Ljubljana and Künstlerhaus in Vienna. They won the Telekom Srbija award (2018) as well as the IFCA (2020) in Maribor and the Mangelos Award (2022).


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