G e n i e   S h e n k


Genie Shenk teaches Book Arts at San Diego Mesa College and at the Athenaeum in La Jolla, California. She has been making books for twenty years and documenting her dreams for even longer. Her works are widely exhibited and are included in many collections including the University of California, San Diego, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.

Artist's Statement

"Theater of Memory: Dreamlog 2001" is a handbound book made with dyed kozo paper, collage, transfer print, linen thread and found objects. It is one in a series of annual dream documentations, with emphasis on the repetitive nature of dreaming.

My dreamspace is full of people, places, and objects from waking life. But in the dream, everything gets re-scripted into new stories and configurations by some relentless narrative impulse. I wanted the format to reflect this quality, showing several dreams on the same page so that relationships would be apparent. Repetition of collaged or printed imagery parallels the repetition and shift of elements. Text is minimal, to allow the viewer to participate in the drama.


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2002 ASD Dream Art Exhibition

19th Annual International Conference for the Association for the Study of Dreams
June 15 - 19, 2002
at Tufts University, Medford, Boston, Massachusetts

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