Brainwaves Augmenting Consciousness

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‘SleepCycles’ more visitor comments

I went to see the show at the weekend and thought it was excellent. I really enjoyed it. I thought all the pieces were of very high quality. I particularly liked your installation.

I thought all the elements hung together really well to give a powerful experience. The Victoriana strand worked very well through the artefacts and the drawings. The soundscape was also really atmospheric and bound it all together – were the sounds generated from an EEG?

Anyway, great show! – P.H.

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Signed giclee prints from “SleepCycles” for sale

New Etsy shop !

Limited edition of all the pen illustrations in “SleepCycles”- just  5 of each image, in mitred mounts. Print sizes, A4 exact dimensions and prices in Etsy.
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/InMyDreamsByLuciana

Including ‘The presentation to Narcissus II’

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Feedback : more visitor’s comments on the show

Went to the art exhibition, Technology is not Neutral, at The Waterman’s Centre, Kew Bridge. What an amazing collection by some incredible female artists.

I was particularly drawn to the works of Luciana Haill, as I went to one of her Talks last year about all her work on brainwaves and her dream machines! Her work intrigues me, particularly as I have had many experiences through dreams, visions and meditations. Different states have also affected my intuitive art. I wonder what Luciana Haill’s dream machines would reveal?

When I heard she was combining her visuals of brainwaves during lucid dreams, with her art work, I just had to go! I’m SO glad I did!

Her collection, called Sleep Cycles, is amazing and not like anything I’ve seen before. The brainwave displays were creative and fascinating, and her art is absolutely breathtaking!

Presentation to Narcissus, wow! Death by Dreaming, disturbing yet beautiful, I loved the contrast. The Double Mind, incredible artwork, reminds me of some effects of my meditations.

I’d say it’s impossible to view this thought provoking art and not be moved and affected. It’s only there for a few more days, finishing this Sunday 8th January – I would certainly recommend it.

Mel Pross, EnRichmbs

Feedback on ‘SleepCycles’

I went to see the show at the weekend and thought it was excellent. I really enjoyed it. I thought all the pieces were of very high quality. I particularly liked your installation.
I thought all the elements hung together really well to give a powerful experience. The Victoriana strand worked very well through the artefacts and the drawings. The soundscape was also really atmospheric and bound it all together – were the sounds generated from an EEG?

Anyway, great show! – P.H.

‘SleepCycles’ in Technology is not neutral exhibition London, last few days

Get along to Waterman’s Art Gallery at Kew Bridge, 40 High Street Brentford before we close on the end of the 8th of January to see my projected EEG, ready-mades and Oneirical Illustration Art works with 10 other amazing  female artists

Technology is not neutral is a touring exhibition project that highlights and investigates the work of a group of women artists in the field of digital arts. This new curatorial project explores methods of working with new technologies and the themes that bring these artists together.

From drone choreography, sequencing of bacteria and brainwave art to hacking reality, social media activism and telepresence, this exhibition highlights the contribution of female artists in shaping what digital art is today. The exhibition title references the challenges faced by female artists in this field where they are often under-represented.

10am-9pm daily, free entry
www.watermans.org.uk/events/technology-is-not-neutral/

Dreamachines for sale – transcending our physical existence

“Rub out the Word”
For Gysin the way of permutation was the ‘way out’, the means of transcending our physical existence. The dreamachine was a similar device, creating pattern after pattern within the brain itself, turning image upon image, light upon light until the infinite became possible.

Buy a complete Dreamachine setup here : all you need is a record player capable of 45rpm and a plug socket. It ships worldwide inside a 1 metre long cardboard tube ready to assemble, and with a 5 metre candle-twist power cable for suspension of the Nanobulb from a ceiling, overhang or beam with a simple cup-hook.

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No Virtual Reality suite has yet come up with anything near the fluidity, range and inventiveness of image of the dreamachine, and none is likely to. The dreamachine, whether it reflects physiological patterns, or acts as a gateway into the personal, collective or cosmic unconscious; whether it is meaningful or meaningless, has the immense advantage of allowing us to respond to ourselves. It provides access into our own brain. It is literally a machine that produces dreams.

IMG_9508Gysin himself reflected on the type of vision engendered by the use of dreamachines: ‘I think it scares people… Because of the fact that it deals with that area of interior vision which has never been tapped before. Except in history, one knows of cases — in French history, Catherine de Medici for example, had Nostradamus sitting up on the top of a tower… he used to sit up there and with the fingers of his hands spread like this would flicker his fingers over closed eyes, and would interpret his visions in a way which were of influence to her in regard to her political powers… they were like instructions from a higher power… ‘They could also foretell bad things. Peter the Great also had somebody who sat on the top of a tower and flickered his fingers like that across his closed eyelids… And any of us today can go and look out the window or lie in a field and do it, and you get a great deal of the type of visions — in fact, it’s the same area in the alpha bands of excitation of the brain — within the alpha band between eight and thirteen flickers a second. And the dreamachine produces this continuously, without interruption, unless you yourself interrupt it by opening your eyes like that.’

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