Stefanie Schneider || Curated Dreamland

Inside of every undeveloped Polaroid is a world of possibility waiting to reveal itself. The medium gives itself to dreamy imagery and for the release of 'Instant Dreams,' this April we’ve brought in Stefanie Schneider, the featured artist in this documentary to curate photographers using instant photography in their work.

Stefanie Schneider's scintillating situations take place in the American West.Situated on the verge of an elusive super-reality, her photographic sequences provide the ambience for loosely woven story lines and a cast of phantasmic characters.

Schneider works with the chemical mutations of expired polaroid film stock. Chemical explosions of color spreading across the surfaces undermine the photograph's commitment to reality and induce her characters into trance-like dreamscapes. Like flickering sequences of old road movies Schneider's images seem to evaporate before conclusions can be made - their ephemeral reality manifesting in subtle gestures and mysterious motives. Schneider's images refuse to succumb to reality, they keep alive the confusions of dream, desire, fact, and fiction.

Stefanie Schneider received her MFA in Communication Design at the Folkwang Schule Essen, Germany. Her work has been shown at the Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, the Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, the Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Museum für Moderne Kunst Passau, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Foto -Triennale Esslingen, Bombay Beach Biennale.

Stefanie’s work is showing and in the permanent collection of the Bombay Beach Biennale. Buy her work at

You can also visit Stefanie's Website at

Instant Dreams is distributed in the US by Synergetic Films