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DREAM MAPPING

"Dream Mapping, 1973 was an art event provocatively poised between an experiment (social or scientific) and a performance without an audience. Seven dreamers slept for three nights inside “fairy rings” in an English meadow marked by an abundance of circles formed naturally by Marasmius oreades mushrooms, a landscape feature that occurs in a number of British folk myths. The field became a site for dream experiences which were discussed and mapped the following morning. The dream maps of each participant were collected and copied onto transparent paper, sandwiched together, and traced to compile a composite group map for each night. A number of shared features were noted."

I found this act of sleeping and documentation to be very odd yet intriguing. This is the first time I've read or seen any sleep studies done in the middle of a field. To me this is another example of how Hiller's creativity drives her to explore objects in an unlikely location.

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