Dream Yoga by Maria Lusitano
“Dreams are impartial, spontaneous products of the unconscious psyche, outside the control of the will. They are pure nature; they show us the unvarnished, natural truth.” (Carl Jung)
The visual artist Maria Lusitano will bring a different programme to maat: a class on how we can use dreams as tools for personal transformation and inner examination. How can we explore our inner dreams and their links to events and dreams we project into real life? How can we recall them? How can we understand the messages they convey to us?
In this workshop, participants will meditate and learn about dream yoga and how to have lucid dreams. They will also be challenged to experience exercises with collage. Collage functions similarly to dreams, since in its symbolic language, each collage, which is created by paying attention to sensations in the body, is a kind of dream in itself.
“A-side” and “B-side” refer to the two sides of a record or cassette, but they also reveal something about their contents. The A-side is typically the official side, the one that includes the hit single. The B-side is more informal and often includes a bonus track. This maat programme, developed in tandem with The Peepshow – Artists From the EDP Foundation Portuguese Art Collection, focuses on the informal side of artists, on their B-side. It aims to create space to establish a more casual relationship between the spectator and the artist. Every Saturday at the museum, we can expect the unexpected — a concert, a drawing session with a good wine, a yoga lesson about dreams — that reveals the artist’s B-side.