I’ve been very interested and excited about dreams lately. Hotel Dreamy is a part of a larger series of installations that will take on different forms, but which will all involve recollections of dreams in one way or another.
I am fascinated by what happens in people’s subconscious and I wanted to create a space where dreams – typically totally isolated from each other – can come together and hang-out, in a sense. Participants can record their dreams, contribute them to the piece and listen to their dreams co-exist with those of all other participants in an evolving musical collage.
The initial life of Hotel Dreamy was as a part of the 2012 Museums and the Web conference in San Diego. The intention was for it to provide a slightly different way for attendees to interact with each other.
Hotel Dreamy has subsequently gone on to be a part of the group show “Inglorious Materials” at the Charles Bank Gallery in NYC as well as a part of the Deep Listening Institute’s Dream Festival 2012. We performed an arrangement of Hotel Dreamy at the 20th Anniversary celebration for ThinkPad at the MODERN @ MOMA in NYC as well.
And most recently, Hotel Dreamy was a part of a group exhibition at the American University Museum in Washington, DC called Brink and Boundary. This show was reviewed in the Washington Post among other publications.
To Nancy Proctor and everyone at Museums and the Web for commissioning this piece.