Reverie develops Correale’s research on Sleep and Wakefulness in post modernity. In this new iteration of his research, the artist has worked in collaboration with a New York-based psychotherapist and hypnotherapist to create two guided hypnosis recordings that aim to relax the body and mind in preparation for a post-work society.
Reverie: On the Liberation from Work, published by Correale and The Decelerationist Reader, is a vinyl record and book featuring excerpts from Avi Alpert, Bob Black, Andre Gorz, Susan Brown, Bertrand Russell, Poppy Dixon and the Center for Experimental Meditation.
In this speculative attempt, the artist uses the language of hypnosis to vividly describe a practical solution to empirical but yet potential issues inherent in a system too long stagnant in the old rhetoric of work.
Danilo Correale is a winner of the 2017 Premio New York for emerging Italian artists sponsored by The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), the Italian Cultural Institute, and Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America.