Motel Dreaming

A social sleeping and dreaming experiment. With room service.

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.


17th - 18th June 2014



This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.