The Dream Library
An online record of different people's accounts of dream
of the dream library includes:
dreams in which 'architectural' structures and interiors
play a significant role within the narrative. These dreams
were first collected by Mark C. Hewitt working in
partnership with artist/writer
as part of a project entitled Dream Buildings conceived
festival. In 2009, Rowena Easton and Mark Hewitt founded a
new artists' organisation -
- to further explore decadent architectural themes linked
to ideas of collapse, ruin and 'the uncanny'.
dreams of a more general nature first collected as part of
a project entitled
- an exploration of the use of hypnotherapy as a creative
tool, developed for a millennial
Year of the Artist
residency in 2000, working with hypnotherapist Wendy Jago.
Wendy Jago's book, 'Your Inner Coach' (Piatkus, 2003),
co-authored with Ian McDermott - grew in part out of her
own response to the project, which, whilst it set out to
explore the creative possibilities of hypnosis, ended up
focusing much more on 'altered states' and - (as Wendy puts
it in her book) - developing 'a higher level of rapport
between your normal awareness and your subconscious'.
dream does never trouble itself about things which are not
deserving of our concern during the day, and trivialities
which do not trouble us during the day have no power to
pursue us whilst asleep.'
On Dreams (1901), translated by M.D. Eder
'Ghost' © Greg Daville 2002
Right: detail from 'Architectural Visions of Early Fancy'
by Joseph Michael Gandy (1820) - courtesy of the Trustees
of Sir John Soane's Museum