Lykavittou 16, 10673 Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece, the www - special prize
Dreamgrove is an ongoing participatory project that connects a webpage (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. 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 through synaesthesia, memory and perception. They 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 collective unconscious: it generates a surreal, other-worldly break with reality, and gives back to speaking, writing and drifting some of their long-lost aura.