Because Everyone Sleeps 2019, Sawtooth, Launceston

  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Because Everyone Sleeps, 2019, Sawtooth, installation view, photograph by Angela Casey, Because Everyone Sleeps 2019, Sawtooth, installation view, photograph by Angela Casey
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Because Everyone Sleeps, 2019, Sawtooth, installation view, photograph by Angela Casey, Because Everyone Sleeps 2019, Sawtooth, installation view, photograph by Angela Casey
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Scoop, 2019, oil on linen Scoop 2019, oil on linen , 30 x 30 cm
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Lull (left), Floating (right), 2019, oil on linenLull (left), Floating (right) 2019, oil on linen, 30 x 30 cm
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Fracture, 2019, oil on linenFracture 2019, oil on linen, 30 x 30 cm
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Trip (left), Landslide (middle), Alcove (right), 2019, oil on linenTrip (left), Landslide (middle), Alcove (right) 2019, oil on linen, 30 x 30cm
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Because Everyone Sleeps, 2019, Sawtooth, installation view, photograph by Angela Casey, Because Everyone Sleeps 2019, Sawtooth, installation view, photograph by Angela Casey
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Fog, 2019, oil on linenFog 2019, oil on linen, 30 x 30 cm
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Because Everyone Sleeps, 2019, Sawtooth, installation view, photograph by Angela Casey, Because Everyone Sleeps 2019, Sawtooth, installation view, photograph by Angela Casey
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : All in the Stars, 2017, oil on canvas All in the Stars 2017, oil on canvas , 40 x 45 cm

Because Everyone Sleeps, Curated by Ciara O’Meara

Sleep is a platform for dreams and lends itself as a window into an altered reality. Dreams exist in a subjective realm, although in the context of cultural practice the manifestation and content of a dream can be perceived in a myriad of ways.

“... The Ancient Greek was ‘visited’ by a dream, whereas the modern Frenchman ‘makes a dream...” (Meier, Je Fait Un Réve)

In certain societies dreams are viewed as fanciful creations and can be regarded as meaningless within the conscious, waking state. On the contrary, particular cultures respect dreams as important origins for communication, spirituality and identity.

Individually and culturally what is the cause, the meaning and the use of a dream? And how can a dream be materialised, physically?