On average we sleep for 40% of our lives. What if we could change this? What if we could live, experience and control our actions during this time, how would you react? Transcend Reality is a project based on Lucid Dreaming. Lucid dreaming is a scientifically proven phenomenon that gives the dreamer full control over their dreams. It has been used as a treatment to for people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress along with being a powerful tool for re-learning a set of skills.
“In sleep, fantasy takes the form of dreams. But in waking life, too, we continue to dream beneath the threshold of consciousness, especially when under the influence of repressed or other unconscious complexes.” – Carl Jung
For my final year project I wanted to document the various techniques of lucid dreaming and assemble a pack for achieving and controlling your actions during sleep. Alongside this I created a midi-controlled animation whereby one can ‘control’ the dream scape, which emulates the surreal landscape of dreams.