Dreams conjured floating deep into verses untravelled.
Dream Sequence is Utp’s ongoing online space for experiments in the digital realm, where artists are resourced to play and present new works.
Artists engage in a two-week residency from home to produce a short experimental digital work, shared with audiences on the Utp website.
Dream Sequence began in 2020 as a response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihood of artists. Today it continues as an accessible space for artists and audiences to meet, and a space to innovate and expand experimental digital practice.
Dream Sequence.22 Episode 1 - SOLSTICE from Tarik Ahlip (launched 27 April)
Dream Sequence.22 Episode 2 - Existential Bread from Ayebatonye Abrakasa (launches 18 May)
Episode 2 Launch: May 18, 2022
Ayebatonye Abrakasa is a DJ, artist and curator of Nigerian heritage settled on Gadigal land. She is the founder/creative director of DIY arts platform Irregular Fit. Through her arts practice, Ayebatonye explores existentialism and absurdism as it relates to her surroundings, her identity and its intersections. As a DJ, Ayebatonye is best known for her eclectic sonic stylings, blending global electronic sounds, rich afro rhythms, house, techno, jersey club and more. She currently works as city manager of Sydney for online music magazine Resident Advisor.
Tarik Ahlip works in sculpture, film, verse and sound. His practice considers poetics as capable of driving epistemic change, and is currently working on a series of short films about the politics of God. He is a current tenant at Parramatta Artists Studios, Rydalmere.
Creative Producer: Verónica Barac-Gomez
Credit where credit is due:
We'd like to acknowledge the influential work of Riana Head-Toussaint and Headquarters whose shared disabled knowledge assisted us in the accessible design of Dream Sequence.22.