dream 354

When I woke up four days ago there was an ant crawling on my chest and mom was not in bed.
I told dad and he told me I had dreamt it.
We got up and then went to the beach.


Dreamgrove is an ongoing participatory project that connects a webpag (and iPhone App) to an interactive garden. It contains dreams. The app and webpage record them in a public, virtual field; the garden narrates them through an interactive soundscape - a platform, encounter structures, sensor & speaker assembly, originally fitted in a medieval courtyard. From its original installation, the physical space of the project has been redesigned for various exhibition proposals. Based on theories of memory and mental mapping, the project combines the digital and botanical, transforming private texts into public space. Gardens allow us to enter into ideal world-structures by synaesthesia, memory and perception. Our contemporary gardens are virtual spaces. Dreamgrove offers a shared experience of private memories that are never fully authored.  The project is an interactive hearing-aid to a networked unconscious - a surreal, other-worldly break with reality, that gives
back to speaking, writing and drifting some of their long-lost aura.

With Petros Babasikas and Farzad More /Drifting City
Development: Dimitris Doukas.
Sound & Music: Lambros Pigounis.
Video: Sebastien Seixas

The WWW | Byzantine Museum, Athens |
HKSZ Biennale Hong Kong

Webby Award Winner 2009
(Net Art category)