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 is as a part of the 2012 Museums and the Web conference in San Diego. I am hoping that it will 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.
To Nancy Proctor and everyone at Museums and the Web for commissioning this piece.