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Brion Gysin’s Dream Machine App

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Brion Gysin:  Dream Machine iPhone App

“Brion Gysin: Dream Machine” at the New Museum is the first comprehensive presentation of the painter, performer, poet, and writer Brion Gysin. This app is inspired by Gysin’s Dreamachine (1961), a kinetic light sculpture that utilizes the “flicker” effect to induce visions when experienced with closed eyes. The Dreamachine contains flickering light effects that should be avoided by people with seizure disorders and by those otherwise susceptible to seizures.

via Tom Sparks | W F T M

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FLicKeR (Dreamachine)

Dreamachine (installation view) via here gallery, bristol

In 1960, poet, artist, and beatnik Brion Gysin invented the Dreammachine, a hypnotic light device with the power to induce hallucinations. The Dreammachine enthralled mystics and freethinkers everywhere, with William Burroughs claiming that it could, “storm the citadels of enlightenment.”

Nik Sheehan’s riveting documentary explores the life of Brion Gysin and his quest to transform human consciousness. With interviews from some of the counter-culture’s most eccentric icons- from Iggy Pop to singer Marianne Faithfull- FLicKeR is a fascinating exploration of the age-old search for the boundaries of reality.

Watch the film via Snag Films (2008) 68 min

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