25. Januar 2020
16.00 Uhr


Anxiety Release Reading with ONEIRIC.SPACE


Join ONEIRIC.SPACE for an afternoon of readings and reflections on anxiety and anxiety dreams at Haus am Lützowplatz

In the frame of the ‚It was all a dream‘ exhibition at Haus am Lützowplatz, curated by Laura Helena Wurth, ONEIRIC.SPACE editors Charmaine Li and Effie Efthymiadi will be reading selected dream accounts submitted anonymously where the dominant feeling was ANXIETY. Instead of forgetting, resisting or suppressing anxious feelings, they’d like to explore the various shades of anxiety in dream form and hold them in physical space and time with curiosity. There will also be readings of texts by Nat Marcus, Edna Bonhomme, Mert Akbal and Charmaine de Heij on the topic of anxiety and anxiety dreams.

ONEIRIC.SPACE is a research project dedicated to exploring our relationship to dreams and the unconscious through an interdisciplinary lens. It consists of the online magazine, a monthly newsletter, events and special projects. Founded in 2019, ONEIRIC.SPACE aims to spark more dialogue about dreams and how they intertwine with our waking lives.



Nat Marcus is a poet and printer. Along with Zoe Darsee, they are co-editor of TABLOID Press, an imprint for poetry and art-books founded in Berlin in 2014. Marcus’ poetry, art criticism and lyric journalism have also appeared in Flaunt Magazine, Novembre, DIS and Berlin Art Link.

Edna Bonhomme is a curator, researcher and writer whose work interrogates the archaeologies of colonial science, embodiment, and surveillance. She co-created “Decolonization in Action,” a podcast series that explores the ways that decoloniality is understood and put into practice by artists, researchers, and activists. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and she currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

Mert Akbal is an artist and scientist. As a visual artist, he explores phenomena from the cognitive science field, especially dream as a model of consciousness. He teaches and researches at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar in Saarbruecken and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Berlin. His works have been presented at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Prix D’Arts Robert Schuman and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart among others.

Charmaine de Heij is a Dutch photographer, currently living in Berlin. Her work explores the boundaries between her dreams and reality, and is influenced by the issues she’s questioning, the incomprehension of the world we live in today and the occurrences that are close to her. She digs into hidden memories and uses objects to create a representation of what can be lost in the mind.


Die Veranstaltung ist Teil des Programms zu Ausstellung It was all a dream, kuratiert von Laura Helena Wurth und  findet in englischer Sprache statt / The event is in english

Eintritt: frei