Hypnagogia / Hypnagogia

Consciousness, daydreaming, and dreams are not always easily distinguishable from each other. As Dom Cobb says in Nolan’s Inception: “Dreams seem real when we dream. Only after we wake up we realize something was strange about them.” Hypnagogia describes the fragile border between consciousness and sleeping. Its euphonic name references fleeting images the mind creates as it falls asleep. The film is composed of hypnotic, almost psychedelic animations. These are accompanied by testimonies of people who have experienced this “hypnagogic” state of mind. To let oneself be swept away by the stream of visual input or to discover specific meanings in abstract landscapes – it is up to the audience.