"All that we see or seem but a dream within a dream"
-Edgar Allan Poe
An artist Joseph Cornell immerses himself in the music of Debussy as he makes his art, watching his creation slowly come alive. At the same time, a dream is visiting Cornell, influencing his thoughts and decisions, and guiding him on how to complete his artwork. The experience leaves the viewer uncertain and unnerved about where the real world begins and ends. It's almost as if there is a parallel universe mirroring our life on Earth—or perhaps it is the other way around—and it is the dream that spans over like a bridge connecting those universes.
This film "Parallel Dreams" was made in between the original "Parallel Dreams" performances,and is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and donations from Materials for the Arts.
Sometimes when I wake up I don’t know if I am awake or I am still dreaming. My dreams appear so realistic that they leave me uncertain of where I exited them to enter the real world. It’s almost as if there is a parallel universe mirroring this life on Earth, or perhaps even the other way around and a dream is the bridge that connect those two universes.
Aleksandar Kostic is film director, writer, cinematographer and producer. His strong cinematic vision, distinct use of camera and collaboration with actors and performers enable him to boldly cross convention and boundaries from experimental films to performances to documentaries and narative films. Much of his creative work has revolved around the exploration of sense, memory and our movement through life, and understanding how we touch - and are touched by - the larger world we pass through. For more info visit : www.aleksandarkostic.com
- Joan La Barbara
- Didier Flamand
- Joseph Cornell
- Kathleen Supové
- Gemma Forbes
- Emma Bardac
- Micic Iva
- Claude Emma
- Original music
- Joan La Barbara
- Claude Debussy Performed by Kathleen Supové
- Directing, Writting, Cinematography and Editing
- Aleksandar Kostic
- Production & Costume Designer
- Marija Plavsic Kostic
- Graphics/Special Effects
- Uros Perisic
- Set and Costume Design Assistant
- Matt Iacozza
- Images of universe, galaxies & stars :
- NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
- Produced by Kostic Films ©2015