The second work in Zieman’s TIME SUITE series, “First Dream” presents a floating illusory world, featuring the artist’s text literally projected upon the bodies of the subjects, both human and otherworldly.
As the type wraps around their forms, the subjects literally ’embody’ their texts. Dancers move into positions to reveal type designed to meet them. Texts seem to explode off the violent thrusts of a couple.
Within the dreamlike tableau, supernatural beasts appear – perhaps to observe the proceedings – perhaps with curiosity, perhaps with munificence. Lensing by Manfred Reiff, music by John Petersen.