Lily Flores

AN INTERVIEW WITH LILY FLORES
Conducted on October 01, 2014 by Elizabeth Kott of Closetrich 

WHAT DOES THE TITLE OF THIS SHOW REVERIE MEAN?

This exhibit was about our dreams,  but it was more than that.  We think of dreaming as only for night hours while in a deep sleep.   But, we constantly dream in plain daylight modifying reality whether asleep or awake.

In searching for its meaning, the idea of going to sleep at night and dreaming or just plain daydreaming, we decided to research deeper.  For me as it’s always about the meanings of words and what they convey, where did they come from?  When I study a word I want to know all about it, perhaps it is the Latin in me with its roots centuries down.  Their most basic etymology, whether it is known or unknown fascinates me;  here is where this search took us…

From the Google search: A Reverie is a state of being pleasantly lost in thought: a daydream.

“A knock at the door broke her reverie”.
Synonyms: daydream, daydreaming, trance, musing,
Origin: Old French “rever” “be delirious”. Old French “reverie” “rejoicing, revelry”.

Or…

From Dictonary.com: a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing.  i.e.. “lost in reverie”.

This word captured the description of all our work whether it was a day at the beach, the idea of throwing yourself or being thrown from a fancy high storied building, picking strawberries in a lush green field or making your way through a desolate road.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COLLABORATION FLORES, GIL & MANN?

We draw inspiration from each other.  I think this is the most important thing.   The dynamics of our contrasting personalities entwined creates a storyboard in itself.

This city has been the playground by which we experience everything from a broad range of emotions, losses, break-ups, happiness and the lack thereof, exulted by the endless possibilities that it illuminates.