Palestinian Youth Action For community Development –LAYLAC-
The Dreamocracy Project in collaboration with MJC institution in France And 3 other institutions from Belgium, Bosnia and Germany.
The Dreamocracy Project in collaboration with MJC institution in France And 3 other institutions from Belgium, Bosnia and Germany. Dreamocracy is a new term that have been added by combining the two meaningful words (Democracy and Dream) together in order to present the reality with our dreams and what we seek to have in the future and what our imaginations see. These institutions met in Quintin city In France in 26-12-2015, which they started to work on the project Dremocracy that was going to be presented in the new year’s party. The group was composed of 35 people from the five countries. A series of group discussions was held in the beginning in order to find the perfect plan for the work, so they chose to be separated in three groups, each one will use different way of presenting the (Dreamocrcy) idea. The results was amazing, these groups chose three ways of presenting, the first was to create a dictionary, and this was called (Collective Dictionary) the second group used the silent theatrical work, the third group chose the clowns work and the Art Machine. However, the groups were supposed to be done with their preparation and to be ready to present in a short time, which was about 4 days, they need to think, prepare, discuss, practicing and prepare logistics supplies in 4 days only. However, these groups decided to not give up, they were working from 9 am till 8 PM and the last two days they worked for more long time, and this what made the results great, which they presented their ideas at the time, and there were 200 attendees to see them.
The Collective Dictionary: It’s a dictionary consists of a group of new terms written in two languages (English, French) that have been invented by the members of the group. This idea invented in the workshop of Dreamocracy, and it have been applied in few stages: First, a series of groups discussions in order to discover how they are going to work(the plan), what the terms are related to and the way of presenting the results. The group chose many of the important terms that related to the reality and the truth in order to use it and combine it together to have new terms, for example: the name of this project is Dreamocracy, it consists of (Dream and Democracy). The plan work required from each member to write a personal story about the term he invented in order to define it. All the terms with its stories gathered and written in a small dictionary- booklet in with some photos after the stories translated to the English and French Languages. The other way of presenting was to make a copies of all the stories, each alone in order to be placed on the wall of the hall so the attendees will read. This idea was successful, which all the attendees did read the stories and they have a knowledge about the new terms.
Art Machine- Dream Machine and the clowns:
This idea was presented by the second group, which they had series of discussions on order to fine the plan work and the way of presenting. At the beginning, they have discussed the term Dream, and what does it mean, which at the end they define it as a that state of mind or thinking that takes the human to other word, and this status is a reflection of the present and reality, with addition to that it’s possible to be achieved. Then they had a discussions about the terms Imagination, and how it different from the term Dream. They defined it as a state of mind that happens when the man is awake, and he is aware about everything that happen round him, they considered the Imagination as a kind of fiction, which is illogical to be achieved. However, they connected these two term to the word Dreamocracy, which is the name of the whole project, then they started to look for the perfect way to present it. They chose to make the Dream Machine, they made it from black cloth and Cardboard. They made it at the entrance of the hall that all of the attendees need to go through it, and to see the pictures they captured to present the future and their dreams, and the clowns who were inside it doing different actions, and then to see a series of pictures presented on a wall of bars by a projector. This idea was successful and quite welcomed from the attendees. The other part was a theater for the same clowns, which they made a theatrical work to present the authority and the undemocratic regimes in cynical way.
The theatrical work: The silent theatrical work was about the “Discrimination” that happens in all of the societies and countries. This work based on the body language, which the players were using their body to do an effective movements and actions as well as using their eyes. The goal of this silent theatrical work was to send a certain massage that “we must fight the discrimination” to all the attendees and the viewers however is their languages. This idea invented after a series of group discussions about the idea itself and the plan work and all the logistics supplies. This work was successful, which all of the audiences welcomed it and they were happy to see it because this work was as a simulation to the emotions and the mind in the same time.