Dafne

The Dream Lounge
I hear my dreams
(2021)



The conceptual framework of The Dream Lounge revolves around speculation with no particular intent towards tangible proof; it is an on-going research question, about what is, what’s not and what if. An intimate human experience is shared by conceptualising dream states through auditory representation. The translation of the artist’s personal dream experience in a sonic environment can be infiltrated inside this soundscape installation, which is a dreamscape and also an escape.
The aftermath of a dream is usually a visualisation of imagination, often neglecting or giving second priority to the auditory. Inside The Dream Lounge the unconscious is tapped as a creative tool to access the inner self, the mind’s ear. The piece is a representation of dream states which sonically communicates the manifestation of dreams, and seeks to explore the transition of dreams to reality within the human imagination. The experimental characteristics of sound parallels the dreamscape environment recorded through the artist’s personal dream performances via EEG technology and sound recorders.
It is the nature of the artistic medium that determines a playground for sonically exploring the stochastic and the ephemeral, like a dream. While the artist is interpreting the possibility of communicating their dreams, it is the sense of immersion created by the space that investigates the power of auditory language on our individual psyche.


With thanks to Burton Chopping


(Image credit: Dafne. The Dream Lounge - I hear my dreams (2021)
sound installation, image courtesy of the artist)



Dafne is a sonic practitioner and researcher who works within the experimental platform of generating psychedelic experiences through sound art. She combines sound signals and electronic media to perform visual music and interactive installations. Dafne looks at sound synthesis and technology, as a conceptual grounding as well as a physical effect for generating altered states of consciousness. In her latest projects, she focuses on the individual as an interface for musical expression. Dafne aims to create new platforms where anyone is able to make electronic music by translating brain-waves into sound and using them as a compositional tool. Her research focuses on the infusion of human and non-human entities that come together in a performance of sound blurring the boundaries between reality and imagination and
acting upon hallucinating and narcotic effects. Deprivation and isolation techniques are used to translate experiential and generative sounds in an environment that allows an individual to
lose control to the machine.