In Dreaming the Collection, the act of dreaming serves as a metaphor and working methodology through which The Telepathy Project explore alternate ways of being and communicating. For this project, the artists use works of art in the NGV collection as catalysts for a series of dreaming events. Seven works featuring sleeping figures will form the basis for seven nights’ dreams which the artists and guest performers will recount through scripts and performances. Drawing on ideas derived from Democritus, an ancient Greek philosopher who hypothesised that images emanated from material objects and could enter the pores of a sleeping person and directly influence their dreams, The Telepathy Project offer alternative interpretations of works in the NGV collection fuelled by the logic of dreams.