The Garden of Dreams

On this website, you can video record yourself and share a dream.

Once you have validated your recording, this dream will be integrated into the musical and visual interactive installation Garden of Dreams, presented in Lyon and New York (see below for dates and locations).

This installation proposes to its visitors the interactive exploration of dreams coming from all over the world, in many different languages, recorded both on the Internet and at the two installation locations.

These dreams take part in a collective memory, which visitors of the installation can consult by traveling through oniric universes.

Your video will never be used as is, in a realistic way, but will be transformed and inserted in imaginary worlds, like in the following example:

An exemple of the way dreams are processed

An exemple of the way dreams are processed

The performance Distant Mirrors will extend this experience by allowing two flutists, one in Lyon, the other in New York, to play together via the Internet, crossing the dreams and the oniric landscapes of the installation.


Maison française, Columbia University, New York
Exhibition March 24-29th
Miller Theater, at Columbia University, New York:
Performances/concerts Saturday March 29TH, 12pm & 1pm.

Musées Gadagne, Lyon
Opening Thursday March 6th, 7 pm
Exhibition March 7-29th, 11 pm to 6:30 pm (Wednesday to Sunday)
Performances/concerts Saturday March 29TH, 5pm & 6pm


> Biennale Musiques en Scène 2014


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The Garden of Dreams

Grame commission

Conception, Composition, Computer Design and Music :

Jean-Baptiste Barrière

Computer Design and Music Engineering :

Christophe Lebreton (Grame),
with the research teams of Grame & Ircam – in the framework of the Inedit Project

Realization :

Grame, Image Auditive, Com1Concept (Philippe Deshons)

Coproduction :

Grame / Biennale Musiques en Scène

Production :

Grame and Image Auditive, in partnership with Musées Gadagne (Lyon), Miller Theatre, Computer Music Center & Maison Française of Columbia University (New York)

With the support of: Inedit Project /ANR, Scan Fund of Région Rhône-Alpes, Dicream.