Concept for International Talent Support 2014 fashion event
International Talent Support
The concept I developed for the 13th edition of International Talent Support, contest for young fashion designers, was lucid dreaming. I've always been fascinated by lucid dreaming and the idea of a parallel dimension in which we are able to experiment a different kind of consciousness and confront ourselves with limitless situations created by our subconscious.
The campaign images consisted in dreaming models who lived their lucid dreams in different ways.
The outfits styling was created accordingly to the different subjects and the final images were the result of photographic compositions.
Massimo took 2 different shots with different light setups for each model, in order to obtain a peculiar and distinctive visual effect.
The Lucid Dream Machine is a VR installation made to replicate the experience of a lucid dream. After wearing the VR headset (which is black, not showing any VR) you are welcomed by an hypnotic voice and hypnotic images which lets you fall into the lucid dreaming phase. You are invited to close your eyes then, after the coutdown for the lucid dreaming phase, to open them again. Only at this point, after opening his/her eyes with the headset active, the visitor experience VR, which features a reproduction of the same place where the installation is located, so basically the same place where the visitor is, but completely transformed into a dream version. A train passes by, roof levitates, walls and the entire structure of the building fly away. A lot of things start to happen: you are living a lucid dream!
HAVE THE IDEA OF BEING IN A DREAM, WITHOUT REALIZING IT,
EVER CROSSED YOUR MIND?
What if you are dreaming, right now, but you are not aware of it?
How can you realize? How can you check?
You just need to perform these 12 Reality Checks to look for clues and eventually realize you are dreaming:
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