Oneiric Hotel (2013) is a pop-up hotel equipped with special dream-directing equipment — an artistic reconstruction of the few successful psychophysiological sleep experiments that managed to induce and direct lucid dreams. Oneiric Hotel reenacted these experiments as bespoke experiences for the visitors, transposed from the scientific laboratory to the set of a pop-up hotel. Equipped with dream-inducing contraptions and techniques, the public was invited to take a nap in sleep capsules, entering into the dream experiments in their own way. The ‘scientific subjects’ became the designers of their own oneiric experiments.

 

 

 

Oneiric-Hotel-by-Julijonas-Urbonas
Installation view of Oneiric Hotel, 2014, Julijonas Urbonas.
Photography: Aistė Valiūtė and Daumantas Plechavičius

 

 

 

 

 

Concept and design: Julijonas Urbonas
Technical assistant: Paulius Vitkauskas
Programming: Julijonas Urbonas, Jonas Peteraitis
Costumes: Aistė Nesterovaitė
Logo: Povilas Utovka
Photography, video: Aistė Valiūtė and Daumantas Plechavičius.

 

 

 

 

Supported by:
Lithuanian Ministry of Culture
Embassy of Lithuania in Portugal