Skip to content

Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

Process diary

Benjamin Wilson

The McDonald College

Artwork title
Idealisme
HSC year
2008
ARTEXPRESS year
2009
Expressive form
Film/video
Artist’s statement

My film explores the connection between the subconscious mind and reality, and the power of the imagination to influence thought. Frustrated with their mundane lives, a boy and girl develop a relationship in their dreams. The confines of the dream world begin to blend with reality until finally the two contradicting worlds combine. I explored the concepts of surrealist film and was influenced by the playful filmic techniques of director Michel Gondry.