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Astronauts of Inner Space, Oxford 25.02.16

25th February, 5pm, Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College

Devised by Bronaċ Ferran, Astronauts of Inner Space* brings together speakers interested in diverse interfaces between science and the psychic.
For Somerville Arts Festival, Bronaċ will introduce Luciana Haill, David Luke and Wai H. Tsang. Together they will tackle topics relating to art, neuroscience and the body including the art and science of psychedelic perception, neuromorphic computing, fractal brains, entopic visuals and Dreamachines.

For Somerville Arts Festival, Bronaċ will introduce Luciana Haill, David Luke and Wai H. Tsang. Together they will tackle topics relating to art, neuroscience and the body including the art and science of psychedelic perception, neuromorphic computing, fractal brains, entopic visuals and Dreamachines.

More information and tickets here

Video excerpt of Phrontesterion

“Phrontesterion” – Luciana’s augmented Dreamachine with individual EEG monitoring, a participatory artwork with guest interview/ feedback session in The Old Drill Hall, Lincoln, October 27-28 2015 for The Frequency Festival.

The Phrontesterion (Dreamachine and percipient’s EEG sonified ) was installed in The Drill Hall upstairs, where we were visited by the public who had booked an appointment for a vision, a dream and a journey. Using the IBVA software and hardware the brainwaves were visualised and later transcribed by Luciana to the subject whilst they were professionally and discretely interviewed by the assistant Ms Rose.

25.02.16 Oxford Arts and Science Festival

The Laser London talk has been extended to this date during the Oxford Arts and Science Festival thursday 25th February.

Starts 7pm – 8.30pm

 

 

Artist’s short biog

L1150594Luciana Haill is a contemporary Surrealist working with neurotechnologies and her recent practice has focused on artist Brion Gysin’s Dreamachine, Entoptic visuals and the phenomena ‘Flicker’.
She has developed this into a series of performances and installations involving the realtime monitoring and sonification of the participants own brainwaves using techniques from hypnosis and meditation, she is considered a pioneering artist in her field.
The ‘Phrontesterion’ (EEG & Dreamachine) references the notion of ‘The Visionary’ and has been shown internationally at major venues including The Royal Institution, The Waag Society in Amsterdam and KIBLA in Slovenia. She is also Artist in residence in the University of Sussex for The Department of Informatics in the UK.

Laser London – panel talk 16.02.16

I am taking part in the next London LASER 13 : ‘Astronauts of Inner Space’ 

LASER is a program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. London LASER hosts Astronauts of Inner Space, bringing together four speakers interested in diverse interfaces between science and the psychic.  Bronaċ FerranLuciana HaillDavid Luke and Wai H. Tsang tackle a series of topics relating to art, neuroscience and the body including the art and science of psychedelic perception, neuromorphic computing, fractal brains, entoptic visuals and Dreamachines, chaired by Bronac Ferran. 6pm -9pm, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
Book free tickets here

Tuesday 16 February 2016

6.30 – 9.00pm (registration from 6.00pm)

C303, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 1 Granary Square,
 Kings Cross, London
 N1C 4AA

FREE, but booking required to ensure you save a place: londonlaser13.eventbrite.co.uk

Running successfully in the US for several years, London LASER is the first of the series to take place in Europe. Each evening presents guest speakers from a range of disciplines (artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors or scholars), plus a platform for announcements from members of the audience and an opportunity for discussion and socialising.

Phrontesterion in The Frequency Festival

PhrontesterionLincoln, 28-29 October 2015. After the show in The Royal Academy, my little team drove 5 hours and installed The Phrontesterion ( Dreamachine installation, in a Dentist chair with EEG, artist and interview assistant ) upstairs in The Drill Hall in Lincoln, and really enjoyed taking it to a new level of public engagement and refined the interaction. We had ‘appointments’ every 30 minutes, pre-booked to individually experience the Artwork, and this was divided between time in the chair ( eyes shut, EEG monitor on, sonic-feedback in room and headphones to the guest ) and the feedback informal interview. This became so interesting, that I am now considering how to develop the multiple feedback elements from non-associated guests into a new element of the piece, such as a ‘dream dress’ composed of my illustrations of their themes and sensations.

My regular assistant Miss Rosie was excellent in her role with a specially edited interview style provided from Sussex University to get the most honest answers without suggestion even from the shyest of guests. Overall, we were in a dark space for 2 days apart from a lunch break which altered our sense of time a little. We were recorded for Radio Lincoln show, and our first participant provided a sketch of aura/ energy  / sense of self shifting, and a great positive feeling of “renewal’ having taken part. Most of the excited guests grossly underestimated the experience in the chair by almost 50%.. and the colours and surreal elements, well I will share some anonymously very soon.

Phrontesterion
Phrontesterion

Phrontesterion

Phrontesterion

Click on this photo to view the entire album on Flickr. Frequency Festival

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Digital (dis)connections – Phrontesterion at The Royal Academy

24/10.15 Digital (Dis)connections: Ai Weiwei Late.
Experience sensory installation ‘Phrontesterion’ by digital Fine artist Luciana Haill which transports you into a meditative state via a dreamachine and monitors the impact on visitor’s brainwaves.

Digital (Dis)connections: Phrontesterion Digital (Dis)connections: Phrontesterion
Digital (Dis)connections: Phrontesterion Digital (Dis)connections: Phrontesterion

Read the feedback and large photo gallery on this page

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