“Dreaming Machine #2” 2009

Video Documentation (Hong Kong) (10MB)
Video Documentation (São Paulo) (183MB)
Dream Sequence (Montréal) (83MB)
Selection of Dreams from Hong Kong, São Paulo and Montréal (340MB)

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Can a machine dream?

“Dreaming Machine #2” (Montréal)

Can a machine dream? Dreaming is the result of complex interactions between body, thought, memories and experiences. This is the exploration at hand in this in-situ installation project. During the day, the device examines its visual context and records stimuli that will then inspire its “musings”. At night, free associations of visual elements are shown to the audience. Using an artificial intelligence and a memory model in order to construct its “dreams”, the system re-creates and externalizes that which usually belongs to the screen of our thoughts.

DM2 Montreal

DM2 Montreal Montage

DM2 Montreal Detail 1

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DM2 Montreal Detail 3

“Dreaming Machine #2” (São Paulo)

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Memory Field:

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“Dreaming Machine #2” (Hong Kong)

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“Dreaming Machine #2” was exhibited in Hong Kong as a component of the Videotage artist residency program. The project differs from “Dreaming Machine #1″ in that the dream is presented at HD resolution on a 52” LCD display. Additionally, the pan/tilt video camera was replaced with a digital still camera on a pan/tilt tripod unit.

The installation of “Dreaming Machine #2” in Hong Kong:

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This is the memory field that resulted from the two-week exhibition:

Dreaming Machine #2 montage after Hong Kong exhibition

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