What is it about sharing a dream that feels so satisfying? We talk today to Linda Koncz from Portugal and Erika Kapronczai from Hungary to talk about their creation: DREAMPIRE an archive containing thousands of video clips of people telling their most significant dreams. Word analysis (shown below) shows that some of the most common words shared are death, family, nightmare, chasing and animal.
We speak about several dream-like movies including Andalusian Dog by Salvador Dali and Mulholland Drive by David Lynch. We also talk about precognitive dreams and the idea of an app to track people’s dreams that might foretell significant events.
You can contribute your own dream to Dreampire by recording yourself telling a dream and submitting the video clip to their webpage.
BIO: Linda Koncz has recorded hundreds of interviews with people describing what they have dreamt at night and co-created Dreampire.com, the first audiovisual dream archive. Linda is working on her PhD research about the oneiric connection between films and dreams in the Catholic University of Lisbon in Cultural Studies.
BIO: Erika Kapronczai is a Hungarian film director, creative producer, and lecturer of storytelling at Budapest Metropolitan University. Erika is the co-founder of the Dreampire project with which she participated in Galeri Nasional Indonesia Artist Residency in 2013. She records dream interviews, organizes dream exhibitions, and is constantly looking for ways to apply the dream collection. Erika also curates exhibitions and direct performances based on the dreams of the collection.
Here are two audio clips of dreams posted at Dreampire.com: “My mother is a nest.”
And “I could see the galaxy.”
Word frequency analysis from submitted dreams:
Intro music is Water over Stones and outro music is Everything both by Mood Science. Today’s ambient music is created by Rick Kleffel. The audio can be found at Pandemiad.com. Many thanks to Rick Kleffel for also engineering the show, to Tony Russomano for answering the phones and to Ewa Malady for audio editing.
Show aired on August 13, 2022.
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