Harry Vermeulen
Calculating
The Dream


Device to catch fish from high altitude, disassembled



Calculating the size of the balloon




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“I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.”


We live our lives, keeping our dreams separate from reality. What if we started to design for our dreams? Can we change our probable future into the more fantastical futures we imagine?

With my project I’m telling the story of a man whose dream is to leave the earth’s surface and live up in the sky. He designs objects and conducts experiments to test his equipment and challenge his assumptions about our way of life.


Project Credits
Sketchbook Illustrations: Emily Hayes
Short Film Editing: Charlotte Kay Jarvis
Actor: Thom Tuck