In the T’boli language of the Philippine dreamweavers, dream is kna, to dream is kemna; their textile designs are based on dreams. The designs link back to waking life, a kind of woven literature and art. For most of us, however, the dream is intimate yet unpredictable territory that we’ve inhabited for a third of our lives. It’s a room not one’s own, ever changing, haunted by “surrealisms” and “realisms,” by ancestors, childhood, trauma, or work—where the alien and familiar tangle and the joke is on you, but you are not always yourself. Are you dreaming? Are you awake? What is it to “dream”? To wake in dream, or awaken from dream, to watch letters and words turn like leaves or cities or fish before your closed eyes? What is the future of dreaming? Can dreaming be colonized? Are dreams individual and/or collective? What is the language of dreams, its possible poetics?
Deadline: November 10, 2015. Click on LN Info & Submissions (above) for guidelines.
Image: “The Knight’s Dream,” by Antonio de Pereda (1655). Wikimedia Commons via “The Art of Dreams” in The Public Domain Review