Sara Ludy /Dream House/

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015 by & No Comments

ScreenSaverGallery presents Dream House by American artist Sara Ludy.

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“This secluded 100-acre island gem is found resting on the center coordinates from a 3 second transport time. Surrounded by void, this island is a timeless wonder; featuring Dream House, the primary memory palace experience.

The north side of the premise includes a 9-plug waking pad equipped with sustainable primitives and reliable access. Just west of the waking pad is a uniquely tiered water feature overlooking space in a remarkable scene. On the southeast coordinates, between the lush eastern hills and the arid south basin, resides the shapeshifting Dream House; a domestic labyrinth built with familiar geometries and sacred details.

Created during the 1st period, Dream House is known as “the palace of dreams”. This hybrid dream architecture includes 3 lucid dream spaces precisely constructed utilizing genuine memories, native textures and brilliant moonlight. The house is furnished with premier animistics; Transport Bed, Stack of Books, Vanity Mirror, Floating Mirror, Floor Curves, Disc, Entity Bust, Sun Disc and Fountain Pad. All animistics are full automated and activated by proximity.

Dream House comfortably accommodates multiple embeds, providing an ideal platform for remote experiences. Dream House is the traveler’s perfect destination for exploring authentic dreams embedded in time, space and structure.”

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Short Interview with Sara Ludy

&: In the architecture exists two main spaces – inside and outside. How do you work with this duality in a virtual space?

S: There is no duality – it’s all just mesh.

&: How do you see Dream House in the context of the screensaver medium?

S: I like that they mirror each other as sleep induced spaces.

&: Your other project – Wallpapers – could be seen as a ScreenSaverGallery like effort. The conventional medium occupied by the artistic content. What was the primary cause for this work?

S: The project began in 2011 when Nicolas Sassoon and I were asked by curator Lindsay Howard to propose a show at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn, NY. Both Nicolas and I had a practice making animated GIFs as well as creating large-scale video projections for music events. We decided to combine these two practices and create an immersive installation in the space. After that show we continued with the collaboration, eventually inviting Sylvain Sailly to participate to the project.

&: What is the translation process from the virtual space to the real one? Where do you see the differences and how this border provoke yours imagination?

S: A month ago I decided to start making objects out of the need to work with my hands. One I’m working on consists of hand beading 24,000 tiny silver beads on a 100’ string.  I have limited attachment to objects in general so I’m excited to see what choices I will make – like accelerating carpal tunnel. Right now I’m interested in creating objects that reference a cyclical nature between material and immaterial through spiritual inquiries.

&: You are probably very able to compare the limits of real and virtual realizations. Where do you feel more free and what kind of limits are productive for the other side?

S: I have spent a lot of time comparing limitations b/w the two, but have exhausted my interest in doing so. At this point, I believe that most of us can make these comparisons. I’m more interested in spaces that border physical space, – dream/astral/psychic space as examples. Working with digital tools is the most intuitive way for me to explore ideas of these liminal spaces.

&: What kind of context do you prefer in a digital world?

S: No preference, but I do like having access to social space and being connected. It makes me appreciate the nuances of everyday life more – long drives, silence, things on the sidewalk.

&: Which role does interactivity play in your art practice?

S: I’ve only worked with interactivity through subtle navigation in my web pieces.

&: Do you enjoy show openings?

S: Sometimes!

&: Did you already install the ScreenSaverGallery to your computer?

S: :B

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