"In the heart of human experience lies a complex mosaic of emotions, stories, and interconnectedness. We Live Inside a Dream embarks on a photographic journey that delves into the intimate narratives of a family profoundly affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic."
Artist: Danae Panagiotidi
Project: We Live Inside a Dream
"We Live Inside a Dream rooted in the experience of my mother, whose life was profoundly altered overnight. Her journey became the catalyst for this project, as I sought to tell the story not just of her but of every individual who has faced illness, adversity, and loss. Through a series of evocative photographs, this project captures the vulnerability of the human body and spirit, while also revealing the concealed strengths that reside within us, moving us forward. They serve as a reminder of the unbreakable bonds that connect us, as well as the shared experiences and fates that shape our collective identity."
"The central theme of We Live Inside a Dream revolves around the concept that life is akin to a dream—a fleeting, ethereal existence that may be just one aspect of a larger narrative. Life and dreams frequently intertwine, blurring the boundaries between reality and imagination. Just as the moment of awakening from a dream prompts us to question the distinctions between what is real and what is imagined, a similar feeling arises as we navigate through this project, as the photographs stand between documentation and construction, memory and personal interpretation. We Live Inside a Dream is not a static creation with a defined endpoint. It mirrors life itself, ever-evolving. It commenced at a specific time but continues to evolve, just as the healing process is ongoing. It acknowledges the possibility that life is but one facet of an enigma—a dream that we all share, while simultaneously celebrating the resilience that emerges from adversity, capturing the transformative power of life and the enduring beauty of human nature."
© Danae Panagiotidi