The first time I was exposed to this was when Centraltrak, the UTD artist residency in Dallas, first opened. At the time it was nothing more than a scale model, some drawings and some really great printed currency. This past year at Burning Man artist Daniel Rozenberg realized his vision, and Checkpoint Dreamyourtopia began processing its first visitors.
As put by Centraltrak, Checkpoint is, “a borderland project based on an ersatz state of collective dreaming.”
Check out this link to a trailer posted on You Tube to get a better feel for the project. There is some great footage of the process in this video.
You can can also visit the site for the project at dadara.nl
More importantly, the artist will be giving a talk at the Dallas Museum of Art Thursday, January 8
at 7:30. You can experience the installation and performance at the museum next Saturday, January 10 from 5-10PM. Don’t forget to download your immigration forms.
The DMA is located at 1717 N. Harwood St. in Dallas. Visit them online dallasmuseumofart.org
While your there be sure to check out the Olafur Eliasson exhibition, it is really amazing.