Dream Collectors


The Dream Collectors is an artist-in-residency project at The Bubbler, March 6th – 30th, 2015, curated by Megan Marsh-McGlone, Andrew Salyer, and Katie Schaag.

The Dream Collectors project takes up the work of the Surrealists—inviting the people of Madison to visit the Bubbler and draw, write, and record accounts of the dreams they have while they are asleep. Our residency is a social art project that creates a space for people to share their dreams, the creative work of the unconscious that usually remains hidden.

Dream Collecting
Participatory Project
March 6th – 30th
Stop by The Bubbler during all library open hours to write and draw your dreams!
Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday:  9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00-5:00pm

Night Light:  Arts and Crafts
Art Opening
Friday, March 6, 8:00pm-11:00pm
We’re kicking off our residency at Madison Public Library’s monthly evening of art, conversation, and cocktails, Night Light! We’ll have a mini dream collecting station, where you can write and draw your dreams. Learn more here!

SALYER + SCHAAG, “Serious Play: Surrealist Experiments”
Participatory Workshop
Saturday, March 28, 12:00pm-2:00pm

In this two-hour workshop, SALYER + SCHAAG will guide participants through a series of surrealist games, thought experiments, and intuitive methods of generating writing and images.  Participants will write, draw, collage, collaborate, perform, and invent, inspired by the surrealist spirit of serious play!

Learn more about the schedule of events here.

The Dream Collectors project is generously supported by The Bubbler at Madison Public Library and the UW-Madison Arts Enterprise New Arts Venture Challenge Award.