ONEIROI

“One of the great problems with the nature of photography is that people are accustomed to seeing a photograph as authoritative evidence, as proof of something,” Bill Henson, interview with Janet Hawley, 2000. Although Henson uses the contemporary art form of photography, his artworks are not documentary in style. The ONEIROI series is neither documentary or narrative, instead Henson desired to create a space between dream and reality. Hence the name ONEIROI. The Oneiroi are the spirits of dreams in Greek mythology who emerged each night from the land of eternal darkness beyond the rising sun. The Oneiroi passed through one of two gates (pylai). The first of these, made of horn, was the sour

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