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Donald Rance: OM: The Oneiric Metropolis

YYZ Artists’ Outlet, YYZ Window, 2005

OM: the Oneiric Metropolis is an ongoing series by Donald Rance that merges the notion of the dream, the city and the archive through a gathering of visual footage. Displayed in the YYZ Window on two video screens, an endless stream of images represents the need to constantly document everyday life in photographs, while their silent, meditative flow from one to the other creates a dreamscape of urban existence. The series evokes the space between wake and sleep, between the conscious and the unconscious, and between the present and our memories of the past.

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