CHECKPOINT DREAMYOURTOPIA
– A Border Control Checkpoint to Enter Your Own Dreams – 

The Department of Dreamland Security will ensure a safe and smooth passage into your own Dreamworld. At the same time we will also prevent other people from entering your Dreams and turning them into nightmares… 

We are here to protect your Dreams and make sure that you Dream the right Dream – the most suitable for your needs and pleasures.

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The American Dream From a Foreigners View

„Looking at the American Dream theme as the foreigner that I am, my starting point was the fact that for millions of people around the world the American Dream still exists, but it is becoming more and more impossible to achieve because of increasingly fierce border controls, visa regulations, etc. All of them are trying to cross the border in order to chase the rainbow in search of the eternal pot of gold. (Of course this is becoming a universal phenomenon in our global age, as more and more people around the world are trying to enter their promised land , trying to out clever the border patrols at the Mexican border, or embarking with way too many people on an uncertain dangerous journey in small boats trying to reach the European shores from Africa.)

For some, it is an opportunity to achieve more prosperity than they could in their countries of origin; for others, it is an opportunity for their children to grow up with an education and career opportunities; for still others, it is an opportunity to be an individual without the constraints imposed by class, caste, race, gender or ethnicity. People might work harder and longer hours to get bigger cars, fancier homes and other fruits of prosperity for their families, leaving them with less time to enjoy their prosperity. Others may look toward a new American Dream with less focus on financial gain and more emphasis on living a fulfilling and fun life.

This emphasis on the individuals dream became my focus in this new project:

A Border Control Checkpoint to enter your own Dreams

Thus it might make you realize that not only crossing the real borders between countries to enrich your life in whatever sense can be a difficult task. Also crossing the boundaries inside the system of your own heart and life might mean a big leap into the unknown, full of dangers as well as pleasures.“

– Dadara, Amsterdam, January 2008