Monday, June 9, 2014
Paprika (2006) Dream Psychosis, And Leaping Into Existentialism
Or it can be like a dream I had about zombies over taking the ship I was in during the navy. Dreams use complex stories to displace meaning in order to hide from the dream that a dream has been fulfilled. In Paprika, a machine has been invented that lets you consciously access your dreams and record them in order to work through their meanings.
What happens to dream interpretation if the dream can be recalled to memory as if it was a movie? What happens when you are dislocated from your dream perspective and watching it as a viewer of a mother rather than a dreamer of a dream? What gets lost in the psychoanalytic work? When a psychoanalysis and analysand sit down to confront and interrogate a dream. The analysand begins by speaking from the memory of the dream to the psychoanalysis. The dream memories are accessed, and articulated. The psychoanalysis pokes and prods for symbolism, meaning and associations in order to connect the seemly discordant. What does the clown with the bright green nose mean, whenever time the clown opens his mouth where its teeth should be are maggots? Do you have an upcoming dental appointment with a dentist who laughs at his own corny jokes?