We, The Dreamcatchers will help you realize that you CAN achieve your dreams by guiding you through a physical, yet metaphorical obstacle course!
We/ our camp, the Dreamcatchers are dreaming of building an interactive obstacle course as a metaphor for how difficult yet rewarding it can be to achieve/ fulfill our dreams.
We will start each session with a 1-on-1 interview/ discussion with each Dreamer (Borderling) and ask you about a dream they wish to achieve. Afterwards we will personally guide you, our Dreamer through a physical obstacle course, until you reach your "dream", and hopefully you will find the inner strength to go out and achieve it in the real world!
Without spoiling too much, the obstacle course will consist of a short staircase (3 steps), a few stepping stones, a small bridge and an elevator. The basic construction of the elevator is a "swingset" structure with a system of pulleys and a hanging "raft " upon which the dreamer may sit and pull themselves up approximately 2 meters. The raft will be enclosed in a "elevator shaft" which serves a solely aesthetic purpose. All the weight will be on the swing set. We plan to use a progress capture device to that the Dreamer will not risk injury if the accidentally let go of the rope. All structures are made out of wood. We will construct everything with large safety margins, keeping everyone's safety in mind!
Our main objective is to help Dreamers like YOU find the/a dream that is growing within you and empower you to make it come true in real life. It is a highly interactive project and can be as deeply influential or just plain fun as you want it to be! We are here for YOU to help you catch your dreams!
We also dream of creating a creative corner where Dreamers can make string art and dreamcatchers, play with beads, sit and drink tea, chat, relax and feel comfortable and safe! We are planning to have this inside some sort of party tent.
We are the Dreamcatchers, and at the moment there are 8 of us!
We the Dreamcatchers currently consist of Julia Johner (thewombat), Sam Samsom, Johannes Falk, Karin Angerbjörn, Philip Lindstedt, Nikki Kristiansson, Ludvig Lundmark and Niklas Dahlin.
We plan to arrive Sunday or Monday, and use two days to build up The Dreamhouse Effect, which hopefully we will have pre-assembled before we arrive. Hopefully we can begin our Dream-guiding sessions on Wednesday! We will create a schedule so that you can find us when The Dreamhouse Effect is active!
We will (hopefully) not have to do any sawing or drilling or cutting at the borderland, so there should be no risk of that kind of moop. We will bring back all the pieces that we came with and the Dreamhouse Effect itself doesn't require anything moopy, as it is all-interactive. The cozy crafty corner, however might have bits and bobs floating around so we can provide moop bags for those things.
Our basic building materials include
5-6 4x4s or 2x4s depending on safety/stability (swingset)
2x4s or smaller wooden beams (elevator shaft)
2 sheets of plywood (staircase, bridge)
3-4 four meter long planks (bridge planks, raft in elevator)
screws, shackles, hooks
zipties, staples, tape etc
We will also need:
a hula hoop (big dreamcatcher for our entrance)
string, beads, craft supplies etc
Renting (if we can't borrow) a tent
We will of course try to borrow as much as we can and be cost-efficient!
We could definitely use some help building/ setting up on the first few days of The Borderland. We will probably organize some work days in the next few months and invite you to join us in building! We will probably need help with take-down as well. But most of all we would LOVE to help make your dreams come true! Please come dream with us!
Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.