What is your wish? What are you going to do to make it come true? Deseos indisciplinados is a project which uses play – making soap bubbles in the public sphere – to encourage participants to think about our dreams and about what we can do to make them come true. Soap bubbles are magical, precious things that float and feed our imagination. So are wishes.
Ideatomics encourages the audience of La noche en blanco to share their dreams and think about how they can take shape. In this sense, whoever participates in this activity can build “bubble makers” using recycled materials (old racquets, wire hangers, pieces of plastic or any unused item they have at home), suggestive objectives which once re-contextualised can inspire unexpected wishes.
The action Deseos indisciplinados aims to point out the importance of allowing ourselves to dream and to share our dreams with others: dreaming while awake, dreaming regardless of what people say we should dream, dreaming your own dreams. Wishing for something is the first step towards achieving it, but sometimes we do not let ourselves wish; we assume the battle is lost before beginning it, or we are not even capable of imagining things any other way because we tend to think pragmatically and have not trained our brains to dream. Wishes seem to be something innate which come out of us spontaneously, like something visceral and personal. But wishes are also socially constructed; they are inculcated in us, shaped, channelled and manipulated.
This activity aims to play to mix up and shake up our wishes in order to make other ways of understanding ourselves and our relationship with our environment blossom.
Ideatomics has participated in workshops with this activity in the dissemination campaign of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.
Saioa Olmo (Ideatomics) conducts artistic projects that experiment with the processes of creative partnership, communication and participation. They are interested in the socio-cultural aspects of the environment in which they live and want these projects to interact with it. Their projects materialise in many different ways: street actions, installations, presentations, web-forums, videos, photographs, interactive games... They have developed projects on the culture of entertainment, on branding and collective identity, on gender and feminism, and on the emancipation of young adults. Today they are working on wishes and future scenarios.