March 2020
Dream Team
Crossroads Academy Students

Dream Team: an exploration of the collective landscape of weird dreams

For this show, fourth and fifth-grade students at Crossroads Academy–Central Street worked together to bring the vivid landscape of their collective subconscious to life. Inspired by the automatist techniques of Surrealist artists in the early 20th Century, students researched by playing hours of Exquisite Corpse and free word association games. From these experiments, a visual language of creepy cuddly creatures, infinite eyeballs, silliness, absurdity, and play evolved.

The works presented were made through creative collaboration with the belief that our dreams are the thread that connects us and when we are at our best when we work together.