Ophelia has a Dream


Ophelia has a Dream

We dream what you dream.

The dream that you saw at last.

What you desired to see,

Following what you had held

in the flow of evanescence,

you close your eyes.

In her sight, emerges eternal grace

and colours which never fade.


About work

This installation “Ophelia has a Dream” was exhibited at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris as collaboration with MIHARAYASUHIRO for the Paris Fashion Week. The work was inspired by 19th century painting “Ophelia” by John Everett Millet. This motif was re-composed and photographed by Paolo Roversi. What Ophelia had seen in her last dream was implemented as a visual installation. Mysterious atmosphere of the boundary between painting and photography was pursued in the expression. Also using interactive programme for the viewer to feel across this boarder line and feel themselves in the world of “Ophelia”.


About installation

As one steps into the space, viewer will notice the shadow of flower leaves emerging from their own shadow. These shadows then float into the picture in front. In the picture, wind is softly blowing, letting the water and flower leaves to move slowly. Ophelia disappears into the light as her tears fall from her eyes.


Past Exhibition


Venue: Carrousel du Louvre

Date: September 30, 2011 – October 3, 2011