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Dreamer 3:45 am Exhibit in Lotte Museum of Art

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Dreamer 3:45 am exhibit in Lotte Museum of Art, invites you to enter the world of fanciful reveries created by artists that can make you dream.

Last Friday, October 29, my friend and I went to the Lotte Museum of Art located in Jamsil. It’s actually on the 7th floor of the Lotte Tower. The tickets to the museum were provided by the Songpa Tourist Information Center and Global Seoul Mates. Last year, the tourist information center also sponsored free tours to Seoul Sky and Lotte Aquarium.

This year, they sponsored free tickets to the Dreamer 3:45 am Exhibit in Lotte Museum of Art. One Global Seoul Mate can bring one friend or a companion, so I invited my friend Jenna to join me. We met at Jamsil Station exit 1 and went to the tourist information center to receive our tickets. To our surprise, we also got gifts from them.

After we got our tickets and gifts, we went straight to the museum to see the exhibit.

What is Dreamer 3:45 am?

Dreamer 3:45 is a dark space exhibit where you can feel like you are in a dream. The exhibit was divided into five parts which is created by ten world-class contemporary artists and renowned musicians of Korea. The visual arts and music were combined to make the audiences feel and explore their senses while dreaming.

Part 1: The Shape of Dreams

Do think that dreams have their own shapes? If there is, then what would it be? This theme was created by Fabrikr and CODE KUNST. The Shape of Dreams features large hoops when looked closer and it’s like a flat circle when looked at from afar.

When I saw it, I felt I was in a dream passing through the circles, leading me into another dream. This space gives a calming vibe because of the music and light. I also passed a dark tiny space where I’ve heard the sounds of footsteps, water drops, and cryptic sounds, it is called Passage. I felt like I’m having a nightmare for a few seconds.

Part 2: Chaotic Times

The Chaotic Times was created by United Visual Artists (based in London) and Peggy You from Berlin. This space was dark but mixed with some lights similar to laser beams which follow the rhythm of Peggy Gou’s electronic dance music “Green Light. Chaotic Times represents our unconscious dream of time and space.

Part 3: Inspirational Pauses

This dimly-lit space is a media art made with LED lights that shines brightly which reflects on the water. The music background was calming and soothing where I dreamt like I was watching the stars. The Inspirational Pauses were made by SILO Lab while the music was done by frankinsense.

Part 4: Eternal Journey

Eternal Journey is an interactive work of art by Studio AR+ECh and Yun Seok Cheol. When I entered this space, there are carpets and pillows where you can sit or lay down while watching the colorful patterns showing up from the LED walls.

The artists based this art on our unconscious and endless narrative dreams which are drifting from reality and the unreal. The Eternal Journey has motions sensors that detect the audience’s movement and a touch screen where the viewer can depict their own dreams.

Part 5: Nevertheless, Dreams Come True

When we enter the museum, this was the first theme that we saw, Nevertheless, Dreams Come True. At first, I don’t understand the meaning of this one. There were floating heads, a headless torso, and legs that are dancing to the eccentric beat at the same time. Later I found out that the dancers are from the Ambiguous Dance Company. The movements and music are the same, it’s like a repetitive and unending dream that keeps from coming back. The music background played, the ‘Dream of Signal’ was made by Lim Yongju.

Safety and Guidelines for Dreamers

  • Don’t forget to wear a mask even while dreaming.
  • Follow the Covid-19 protocols like temperature check and scanning your QR code.
  • Follow the social distancing protocol upon entry.
  • For narrow passageways, dreamers on wheelchairs or with mobility difficulties will be directed to an alternate route for easier access.
  • Due to the characteristics of a media exhibition, the dark spaces, light-filled areas, and sound exhibits may trigger symptoms of photosensitive cerebral embolism and seizures. Childre, adolescents, pregnant women, the elderly, and the weak are more prone to such symptoms, so please be careful when viewing.

Etiquette for Dreamer

  • Selfie sticks, backpacks, food, strollers, and other items that may interfere with the journey are not permitted.
  • Pets are not allowed. You may return to your lovely pets after waking up from the dream.
  • Foods and drinks are not allowed inside. Eating is not necessary while dreaming.
  • Loud noises can be a distraction to other dreamers. Keep in silence.
  • When accompanying a child dreamer, please don’t leave them unattended.
  • Flash photography and DSLR are prohibited.
  • To ensure safety, please maintain a certain distance from all the exhibits at all times.

Other Information

Ticket Price:
Adult (19 years old and above) 18,000 won
Teenager (13 to 18 years old) 15,000 won
Children (4 to 12 years old) 10,000 won

You may visit the Lotte Museum of Art website for more details.

Operating Hours: 10:30 am to 7:00 pm
Last Entry: 6:30 pm

  • The Lotte Museum of Art provides lockers to store the belongings of visitors.
  • Free Audio guides are available upon entry and accessible only inside the museum.

Before leaving the exhibit, there’s a small space where you can see some plastic balls. Write down your dream onto the ball then put it in the box where the balls are being kept.

There’s also a souvenir shop at the museum where you can buy some stuff from the Dreamer 3:45 am exhibit.

Dreams motivate
and remind me of what I want to achieve in real life.

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The Dreamer 3:45 am exhibit will run until January 2, 2022, in the Lotte Museum of Art.

Xoxo, Hyejin 

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11 Replies to “Dreamer 3:45 am Exhibit in Lotte Museum of Art”

  1. Ayy wow thank you for sharing this , ngayon lang ako nakarinig na my mga pa shape pala ung dreams , my kanyan kanyang shape and meaning . Must visit this museum khit medyo nkaka.kaba ❤️😁

  2. Yung napapa Wow nalang ako sa Sobrang ganda Ng Exhibit Museum na Ito, Slamat sa pagshare Ms. Jin, grabe Such a Magical And Amazing Place 🥺🥺❤❤ must try to Visit this ..

  3. Aren’t they so desirable to achieved those dreams! Fact that they are achievable! This is a place to catch your dreams

  4. Worth it to read this blog po😍
    Dreamer 3:45 a dark space exhibit is really amazing and exciting to experience.
    Thank you for sharing your blog.
    I am so amazed with this.

  5. The light installation looks dreamy! Insta-worthy ang visit dito 🙂
    Thanks for another destination update, saving this in my Google map.

  6. Oooh, it’s modern and contemporary art! I like! I took an online course under MoMA which is where I learned to understand and appreciate modern art better. Had I not taken that course, I would not have made sense of the use of lights and all that stuff in an exhibit.

  7. Nakaka amazed ma experience yan Ms. Abby ngayon ko lang narinig yung about sa ganyan and may exhibit pa pwede pa po balik balikan kasi until January 2 pa naman🤗 ganda nito sana ma experience ko din.

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