Michael Jantzen Studio

The Dream Machine

 The Dream Machine is a conceptual proposal for a large installation in a gallery. Viewers would enter a large white circular room, at the center of which would be located the Dream Machine. The design of the installation suggests that I am sleeping in the private chamber at the top of the machine. The visitors would hear the sounds of low breathing recorded while I was sleeping. The top of the Dream Machine would be slowly rotating while it projects images onto the circular wall through two video projectors. These projectors would be mounted at the end of the large radius arm. The images being projected would appear to be my dreams, and a real time electrocardiogram of my heart beating. Entrance to the sleep chamber is sealed of from the public with chain link fencing, and barbed wire.