News » Waking Dream at Ron Arad's Curtain Call at the Roundhouse - 9 - 29 August 2011

Waking DreamInternationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad has invited his favourite musicians and friends to create unique work for Curtain Call, his 360° interactive installation showing throughout  in August at the Roundhouse.

As part of Curtain Call we created Waking Dream a 360° audio visual experience exploring fleeting moments of intensely surreal dreams, when lulled to sleep in transit.

Bringing together theatre, dance and digital animation, Waking Dream takes us on a disorienting journey through the subconscious of a sleeping commuter.
SDNA makes full use of Ron Arard's unique 360°installation with 3D animation and zoetrope like film sequences.

"Digital studio SDNA have engaged with the possibilities of a 360-degree screen as well as the original function of the Roundhouse as a railway engine shed, to create a work based around the surreal dream of a commuter who has nodded off in transit. Featuring multiples of figures dressed in smart office garb and choreographed to a rhythmical soundtrack reminiscent of rumbling trains, it's visually and aurally gripping.", Time Out


Directed by Valentina Floris and Ben Foot
Soundtrack by Takatsuna Mukai
3D animation Zsolt Balogh
Stylist Anya Kamarek
Performers Nina Fog, Zoe Jones, Marcin Rudy and Katarzyna Witek.

Waking Dream was shown every day from the 9th to the 29th of August toghether with work by Babis Alexiadis, Hussein Chalayan, Mat Collishaw, Ori Gersht, Greenaway & Greenaway, Gabriel & Shira Klasmer, Christian Marclay, Javier Mariscal, David Shrigley and students from the Royal College Of Art

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SDNA were also commissioned to advise and help create work with Gabriel & Shira Klasmer, Christian Marclay, Javier Mariscal and students from the Royal College Of Art.