17-18 June 2014
On a cold winter's night in Hobart, eighty guests gathered at an old motel to dream...
For one night only, we transformed a 1950s-era motel nearby MONA into a large scale sleepover and 'dream incubator' during Dark MOFO 2014.
Using sound, lighting, video and performance, we augmented the existing features and ambience of the motel rooms, buildings and grounds to create an immersive, dream-like environment.
Guests checked in from 3pm to explore the motel, have dinner on the river side, visit 'MONA til Midnight', then return to meet their 'worst nightmare' in an old mansion in the motel grounds. Later, they calmed down over a nightcap at the late night lounge bar, then retired to bed for a personalised in-room sleeping and dreaming experience. We collected their dreams in the morning (in exchange for a coffee) and are currently analysing them ... stay tuned for more by subscribing to our mailing list.
Guests shared 66 dreams from the event, recorded on postcards and collected in the morning in exchange for a complimentary hot beverage.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.