It is mentioned in Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams that dream involves the process of condensation, making it impossible for people to clearly decode their own dreams. Because of this, the condensation level could never be tangibly quantified. There are no temporal or spatial constraints in this unknown energy field, and a condensed dreamscape is like an out of sequence movie with overlapping images. The dreamer lingers in such a setting and is seemingly lost in a boundless galaxy.
In Lu Jyun-Han’s solo exhibition presented at MOCA Cube, he seeks to use the exploration of this energy field as a metaphor for the journey of creating art. The artist is like a dream walker floating in the dark universe and is sometimes drawn in by the faint glimmers emitted from the planets afar. The haziness around him wavers between brightness and dimness, and bright spots that are either distinct or blurry surround him. The celestial landscape formed is ethereal and stunning, and the dream walker is enchanted and deeply immersed.
Lu refers to himself as a “tempted dream walker”, and he thinks that making art is like a game that is intensely fascinating. His curiosity for this game makes him uncontrollably attracted to it, as he becomes engrossed and embarks on explorations and adventures. Through Lu’s on-site painting, the audience can catch a glimpse of the artist’s dream-making process. The audience can also go inside the container space when the artwork is finished to experience the inner universe inside the artist’s head.