The 2015 Agassi Book Arts Prize has been awarded to Monika Rycerz
Congratulations to MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking student Monika Rycerz who has been awarded the Agassi Book Arts Prize for her degree show installation Everyone dreams.
Monika says of her installation:
Everyone dreams, yet not everyone remembers their dreams. I am fascinated by this strange phenomenon and strongly believe in its importance in our lives. As S. Hiller put it: “Everybody dreams. The dream state is the one path to heightened consciousness that we all know from birth; it has been used to secure creativity, health, foreknowledge and ecstatic insight.”
For me dreaming is like being immersed in surrealist painting. Dreams make me feel confused, yet sometimes they put answers right in front of me. It almost feels like living in parallel life, which is often illogical. I believe that by paying attention to our dreams we can retrieve the unseen part of ourselves. We can try to better understand ourselves.