Sister of Dreams

In association with the Museum of World Cultures in Göteborg, schmidt hammer lassen designed the exhibition “Sister of Dreams”, which centres on the lives of twelve Indian tribes living along the Orinoco River in Venezuela. The exhibition is devised as an abstracted “pixelled” evocation of the Venezuelan landscape with its forests, rivers and mountains, structured as a three-dimensional labyrinth to be experienced by visitors across the entire spectrum of the senses.

The labyrinth has passageways and backlit cubes showing images and footage of the Orinoco region, printed or projected onto all vertical surfaces. Some 700 objects are placed on, inside and beneath the cubes in the landscape. At the core of the exhibition where nature is the theme, visitors will encounter a large interactive waterfall, while the “village” offers a sense of the rhythm of the day: looking up at the night sky visitors will hear Indian myths recounted and the crackle of the fire. The target group is 6 to 12 year-olds.