What are the effects of technology and information overload on our psyche? Or vice versa, what does our psyche do with that technology? For the video installation Dream Journals, Jon Rafman took his own dreams as a starting point. Like a true surrealist, he narrates a fragmented story in which two female protagonists travel through a succession of absurd, eerie landscapes, created with the help of AI. In this way, he offers a nightmarish glimpse of the modern internet addict’s subconsciousness. But this is also our escape hatch: it is our fantasies that distinguish us from AI.
Music: Oneohtrix Point Never, James Ferraro