LGBTQ+ South Asian Dreams Project Open Call
Brooklyn, New York 10021
SHARE YOUR DREAM WITH vichitra: an anthology of queer dreams
vichitra: an anthology of queer dreams is an audiovisual patchwork featuring LGBTQ+ South Asian folx recalling their actual dreams: good and bad, vivid and blurry, ordinary and extraordinary. Directed by Shayok Misha Chowdhury, with video by Kameron Neal and sound design by Jeremy Bloom, the first volume of this project will premiere in June as part of the Criminal Queerness Festival in NYC, co-produced by the National Queer Theater and Dixon Place.
LQBTQ+ folx of South Asian origin, any age, anywhere in the world
The prompt is designed to be super simple; it should take no more than 10 minutes. Record a voice memo yourself describing a dream you had. Ideally, you record yourself right when you wake up from the dream, so it’s fresh in your mind. Any dream. Or nightmare. Whatever dream you actually had. Doesn’t matter if it’s boring, or silly, or depressing, or incomprehensible, or perverse, don’t worry, you’ll be anonymous. We want to hear you in the process of recalling the dream authentically, so don’t edit yourself, just do one take. Then e-mail it to . In the body of your e-mail, include your location, and the date and time you recorded the memo (e.g. Chiang Mai, Thailand, 5/13/2020, 2:23 am).
Here’s a handy-dandy graphic explaining how to record and send a voice memo with good audio quality on an iPhone. If you don’t have an iPhone, feel free to record the dream in a way that’s feasible for you.
Please send your dreams by May 25th, 2020. If you feel inspired to record more than one in that timeframe, send them along, the more the merrier!