Florence Doléac is a free electron; eclectic, she intervenes in very diverse fields, blurring the lines and breaking the boundaries of the usual categories between art and design; she deploys a gentle critique of functionalism. Her proposals play with established codes in order to disrupt our habits of perception; she intercepts our gestures by pointing out their limits. The incongruity of the situations she provokes sends us back to our imagination, lightening an excessively restricted reality. Born in 1968 in Toulouse, she lives between Paris and Brittany/Finistère. Since 2004 she has been teaching in the Object Design department
Maxidreams is an ongoing project-Action that results in the simultaneous installation in the wild of a series of "dream beds" in several countries around the world. Everyone is invited to become a member of the International Colony of Dreamers, by building their own bed. A participatory cartography summarises all the locations where the beds have been set up and the different species of trees chosen according to the geographical and meteorological situations specific to the locations. A mobile application, Maxidreams, already lists the locations, the images of the participants and a dream bank. It presents and relates the different stories of this new international colony of dreamers. This network will soon be linked to several ethno-psychiatrists and scientific research centres on sleep, where researchers are studying brain activity during dreams. Maxidreams orchestrates different experiments and knowledge about dreams in order to share and make the best use of this "visionary" material.