3 April - 5 April 2009
Luke Jerram's The Dream Director is a unique event, installation and exploration investigating the hidden realm of dreaming.
Where do people go when they dream? What do they see? What do they experience? Can the shape of dreams be influenced as the dreamer is sleeping?
The Dream Director invites people to sleep overnight in a gallery. Specifically designed "pods" house the dreamers who don eye-masks that detect rapid eye movement, indicating the dreaming stage of sleep. Each pod is allocated a different bank of sounds shaping dreams in different ways. When the dreamers reach their dream state, their eye masks trigger ambient sounds via a computer, which are played into small speakers mounted into the pod, in an attempt to affect the nature and content of their dreams.
Aside from the actual participation in the event as a dreamer, day-time visitors can experience a newly designed installation based on the sleepover of the previous night and access documentation of The Dream Director's development including written information, images, film and audio.
If you would like to take part, we are currently inviting interested people to contact our Box Office on 01424 229 111. There is a strict screening process to ensure participants are safe to take part.
Also feel free to drop in on either day to view the "pods" and the surrounding material as it can be treated as any other installation exhibited at the De La Warr Pavilion.
Visit www.dreamdirector.net/dlwp for further details.