July 28, 2006
DO YOU DREAM?
I heard about a "giant inflatable" taking off but was shocked to read in the paper that it was Maurice Agis' Dreamspace. For me, Dreamspace is the most important and universally accesible pieces of public art I have ever seen.
I first came across Dreamspace in mile End park maybe 10 years ago when I was doing a lot of acid. The whole experiece of taking yourself out of the chaos of natural and man-made forms into this repeating illusion spoke to me on levels I can't remember. I ended up flyering Dreamspace for nothing I was so excited by it and wanted people to see it. I think Maurice and his girlfriend thought I was a bit wierd in the end. I probably was.
When I was handing out flyers I remember I asked "Do you dream?" and if they took one I'd say "I thought so."
That was my first experiece of "trawling" a passing civilisation. People who recoiled or were negative I'd let pass without a second thought. The more adventureous I'd end up having beautiful conversations with and I met lots of nice girls that way.
I really feel for Maurice but have no idea how to contact him. I hope Dreamspace comes back. I really can't speak highly enough about it as an artistic experiece.
Maurice Agis' CV with pictures