Project Proposal Draft – ‘Dreams’

What do I want to learn?

  • Whether there are links between the conscious and subconscious mind by exploring the liminality between the two. The subconscious mind will refer to the dreams we have, the conscious mind being if our daily lives are relevant to them.
  • Is there a link between the conscious and subconscious minds represented by our dreams?

Fiction book:-

  • ‘Wake’ – Lisa McMann

Non-fiction books:-

  • ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’ – Sigmund Freud
  • ‘Dream Psychology’ – Sigmund Freud
  • ‘The Complete Companions: AS Student Book for AQA A Psychology’ – Mike Cardwell, Cara Flanagan

Specialism books (visual communication):-

  • ‘Beyond the Ceiling’ – Marcel Wanders

Local Primary visits:-

  • Visit psychology teacher at Kirkbie Kendal School

Other visit:-


  • ‘Inception’
  • ‘Horsehead’
  • ‘Incidious’


  • ‘The Science of Sleep’

Ted Talks:-

Piece of theatre, dance or music:-

Magazine/journal linking to specialism:-

  • ‘Architects’ Sketchbooks’ – Will Jones and Narinder Sagoo

Newspaper article linking to theme:-

Development workshops (how then link to specialism/develop project):-

  • Sleep with pens tied to hands, see what patterns are created, do the same consciously, develop into repeat patterns for textiles/interiors, will develop personal response to concept
  • Create questionnaire for peers/staff/relatives about kinds of dreams they have, are their dreams frequent, any reccurring dreams, what do they think they mean, what they actually mean, develop into
  • Create a personal dream journal, analyse the dreams and create responses in various visual mediums, visual communication, will develop personal responses
  • Respond to artists who work within the realm of dreams/subconscious within a range of mediums (Gabriel Isak), translate to my favourite mediums, develop knowledge of how other artists translate the subject
  • Respond to work of Sigmund Freud, translate into interiors, develop knowledge of psychology behind dreams and the subconscious
  • Analyse other people’s dreams, create chart in foundation room for people to write their dreams down on, discuss with the person who has interesting ones if they relate to daily life create abstract responses to some, translate into illustrations and paintings, develop understanding of other kinds of dreams people have and how they relate to daily lives

What do you think you will end up communicating in your final piece?

  • Communicate the relationship and liminal threshold between the conscious and the subconscious mind in reference to the dreams we have, from a scientific and psychological approach