DREAM VILLA


Four colour plates throughout
136 pages
10 cm x 20 cm
Flexible plastic-softcover
Steidl
ISBN: 978-3-86521-985-5
Publication date: March 2010

In Dream Villa Singh explores how the night transforms what seems ordinary by day into something mysterious and unsettling. This series of colour photographs presents a landscape which exists as much in the artist’s imagination as in the real world. Singh travels to many different cities never knowing where Dream Villa or its inhabitants will present themselves. It is a place where nothing is quite as it seems to be – it comes alive at night, when all is lit by artificial light and the moon is just ornamentation.


Night Watch: Tales of the unexpected – Aveek Sen, The Telegraph (Calcutta), 19 March 2010

Camera Lucida – Dayanita Singh, The Hindustan Times, 9 July 2010

Dayanita Singh – Dream Villa – Jan Dalley, Financial Times UK, 22 November 2008 (requires registration)

In conversation with Geoff Dyer – Frith Street Gallery, 5 December 2008