The bourgeois sleep well. They dream of bright sunshine at the porch of the villa. They dream of a yacht in a gentle wind. They dream of golf courses and a perfect family. They dream of security.
But when the bourgeois sleep badly their dream is disturbed by surveillance cameras, the police, iron bars over the windows. The dream is interrupted. The bourgeois wake up into uncertainty. Life is never enough.
A Bourgeois Dream is a series of images about hopes and nostalgia. Through misty, out-of-focus and dreamlike images - but in a way quite documentary - Kari Soinio deals with dreams and ideas of good life. But does a fullfillment of the dream require us to submit ourselves to be subjects of control, observation, self-control and security systems? Into the images of bourgeois idleness and inactivity intermingles the reverse side of the dream: fear of loss, fear of falling, violence, poverty and death.
A Bourgeois Dream shows us both sides of the dream, in images which are of a perfect round shape. They function as peepholes to both unattainable and undesirable. You are welcome to look through them.