DREAMGROVE.ORG

Dreamgrove is a participatory project that connects a webpage (and smartphone app) to an interactive garden.  It contains dreams.  The app and webpage record them in a public virtual field.  The garden narrates them through a soundscape - a platform, rest structures, plants and a speaker assembly, originally fitted in a medieval courtyard in Athens.  From its original installation the garden has been redesigned for various exhibitions and exhibition proposals.  Based on theories of memory and mental mapping, the project combines the digital and the botanical, transforming private texts into public space.  Gardens allow us to enter into ideal structures via walking, sensorium, memory and perception.  Our contemporary gardens are websites.  Dreamgrove offers a shared experience of private memories that can never be fully authored.  The project taps into a networked unconscious.  It creates a surreal, other-worldy break from reality that gives back to speaking, writing and walking a new locus and agency.

Webpage & Interactive Garden:
Athens Byzantine Museum, Greece.
Hong Kong & Schenzen Biennale, China.
the WWW.


Commission, Unbuilt: Architecture Research Events: Athens Byzantine Museum 2008
Winner, Webby Award 2009
Winner, Ebge Award 2009

Invited Participant, Hong Kong & Shenzen Bi-City Biennale of Architecture & Urbanism: West Kwoloon 2009
Nominee, Webby Award 2010
Official Selection, Athens Video Art International Festival 2010


Concept & Design: Chrysoula Voulgari, Petros Babasikas, Farzad More
Project Management: Petros Babasikas
Web Developement: Dimitris Doukas
Video: Sebastien Seixas
Original Sound, Music & Interaction Design: Lambros Pigounis



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2009