Sharon Sliwinski is the creator of the Museum of Dreams and Professor of Information & Media Studies at Western University in Canada. She is the author of Dreaming in Dark Times (2017), Human Rights In Camera (2011), and co-editor, with Shawn Michelle Smith, of Photography and the Optical Unconscious (2017).
Erin MacIndoe Sproule is a media artist and storyteller. Her award-winning projects include Recollections (2022), The Ghost of Thomas Lacey (2019) and Providence (2018). She is the editor of the Guardians of Sleep podcast.
Andrew Braun is a composer, producer, and songwriter based in Altona, Manitoba.
The Guardians of Sleep as Multimodal Research
Built out of conversations with the public and encompassing work by scientists, artists, and philosophers, this podcast explores how dreaming serves as an integral psychological process that helps us work through the struggles we face in our waking lives. The show takes its title from Sigmund Freud, who described dreams as the “guardians of sleep and not its disturbers.”
In partnership with the Museum of London (UK) and the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, the first season of The Guardians of Sleep investigates how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the dream-life of people living in the British capital.
Museum of Dreams site: https://www.museumofdreams.org/
Guardians of Sleep podcast: https://www.museumofdreams.org/guardians-of-sleep
The Guardians of Sleep is hosted by Sharon Sliwinski and edited by Erin MacIndoe Sproule with music by Andrew Braun