Tuesday, May 17

Arts

MD Inspires New Bastille Album
Arts

MD Inspires New Bastille Album

Bastille’s new album is out later this year via EMI Records Strangely, given the record’s zeitgeisty theme, it began life before “coronavirus” was a word in our everyday vocabularies. The album’s genesis came from a show Smith saw about maladaptive daydreaming – intense daydreams that interfere with day-to-day life – at Edinburgh Festival 2019. “This comedian was talking about childhood trauma really openly – it was basically about abuse,” he explains. “He was talking about maladaptive daydreaming, which is something that I’d never heard of, but the way he dealt with his trauma was by essentially living a parallel life in his daydreams for hours and hours per day.”https://www.nme.com/features/bastille-new-album-2021-ryan-tedder-3026534 To read the full article click HERE. ...
MaDDtober Kicks Off
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MaDDtober Kicks Off

A Maladaptive Daydreaming themed Inktober Inktober is a popular month long art challenge. Every year a list of prompts is posted and artists and armatures alike take up the challenge. The premise is simple; Make a art based on the prompt, post it to social media, hastag it, repeat the next day until the end of the month. Many niche interests and subcultures generate themed lists for their own communities, the Maladaptive Daydreaming community among them. It began in 2020 with the MD YouTuber MaDDArt and will, hopefully, continue for years to come. Anyone can participate! Try your hand at all the prompts, pick and choose your favorites, just remember the hashtag!#maddtober
Artist, Ashley Wright Brings Awareness to Mental Health and Maladaptive Daydreaming
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Artist, Ashley Wright Brings Awareness to Mental Health and Maladaptive Daydreaming

Art Association features Redlands native, U of R grad From the article: “My paintings are visually inspired by the natural landscapes of Southern California, 1980s and ’90s nostalgia, and sci-fi artwork,” she said. “I am surrounded by the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest, Joshua Tree National Park, Santa Rosa Wilderness and the Angeles National Forest. These natural landscapes have played a huge part in my life and continue to inspire my art.”She has a passion for raising awareness around mental health.“Each painting is a peek into how my mind perceives the world while struggling with dissociation, derealization, depersonalization and maladaptive daydreaming,” she said.https://www.redlandscommunitynews.com/news/art-association-features-redlands-native-u-of-r-grad/article_74f...
Almost Human by Ashleigh Reverie
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Almost Human by Ashleigh Reverie

A Maladaptive Daydreamer publishes her paracosm. Like many Maladaptive Daydreamers Ashleigh decided to address her imagination by channeling it into writing. I finally put my excessive daydreaming to good use and wrote a book... I’ve lived in this fantasy world for twenty+ years and never once considered becoming a writer, but someone suggested writing might help to get the daydreams out of my head. It didn’t really help me to stop daydreaming but I found a new passion instead and now I feel like the last twenty years has not been a total waste of time. I feel like it was all worth it.Ashleigh Reverie via Discord The story follows main characters, Edel and Danny, as they navigate a dystopian society and discover what it means to be human. You can find the book listed on...
MD Makes an Appearance in University of Dundee Graduate Showcase 2021
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MD Makes an Appearance in University of Dundee Graduate Showcase 2021

Fine Arts student Rhiannon Dewar talks about her final year case study. Like many students of the class of 2021 end of term projects have migrated to online presentations. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design too has been showcasing their graduates online. One student, Rhiannon Dewar, is graduating this year with an exhibit on their experiences with Maladaptive Daydreaming. Because Rhiannon conveys their own experiences through art, they would love people to be able to see a physical exhibition in the future. Rhiannon explains: “Even if there was just one person who has a mind that works like mine. If that one person could come in … and get it, which is a lot harder now.”https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/entertainment/2296969/video-remarkable-dundee-art-students...
Art Student Wins with MD
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Art Student Wins with MD

Grayson Wise won the T.G. Mays Purchase Award for her art piece “She’s a Dreamer: Italian Remnants,”  University of Oklahoma student, Grayson Wise, won a prize at a student art show with photographs depicting tourism as a Maladaptive Daydreamer. The photographs feature a sightseer in Oklahoma with scenes of Italy drawn over. Wise took photos of a friend around Oklahoma, she said. Later, she went in and digitally drew details that could be seen around Italy over the photographs. Many of the details are drawn in thin, white lines with occasional thicker lines of color throughout. The piece was also heavily inspired by Wise’s experiences with maladaptive daydreaming — a realistic and often distracting form of daydreaming — , she said.https://www.oudaily.com/culture/winning-this-award-...
An interview with the film-maker behind “The Daydreamers”
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An interview with the film-maker behind “The Daydreamers”

Thomas Renckens talks to 2Doc about the first documentary film on Maladaptive Daydreaming. (an English translation) What made you so interested in exploring the psyche? “I grew up in Friesland – a rural region in the north of the Netherlands – and I think this greatlyinfluenced the theme of my films. As a child, I always used to be quite bored. There wasn’tmuch to do in Friesland. I would often lock myself in my room, and created different fantasyworlds in my head. It was a way for me to keep myself entertained. I think I’ve always had anurge not to be present in the real world. I think the fact that I was gay also played a part. Ialways felt different from others. Because of that, the films I make often deal with the themeof fantasy and escapism.” How did you come up with the id...