Built to resemble an expo stand, this installation invites viewers to closely monitor the sleep stages and sleeping rhythms of people sleeping in a fully functional sleeping laboratory. But this sleep lab offers an unusual feature: it shows the sleepers’ dreams on a video screen. The ‘dreams’ are based on video diaries recorded by the sleepers themselves prior to the sleep sessions. In the installation, a video mixing program is connected to a real-time sleep stage detector. Using state-of-the-art sleep analysis technology, the signals received from the sleeper’s brain directly affect the nature of the dream video.
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