Posted by: Luciana | February 26, 2015

Science Museum ‘Lates’ featuring Dreamachine with EEG

25th March 6-9pm, The Science Museum, South Kensington, London

‘Lates’ happens on the last Wednesday of each month, come find me alongside Dr David Luke and experience a drug-less high’ via photic stimulation with your eyes closed by Flicker. See the Dreamachine & hear your brainwaves sonified in The Science Museum 25.03.15 “Lates”- Enhancements – Synthetic biology.

February: sp following some research with Melatonin set to music by Scott Walker this emerged over 20 hours


Fine line drawings, limited edition of signed, mounted prints ( unframed ) All A4 size, £40 each

I stopped drawing in 1994 when I moved into electronic art, this selection shows some from 1990-91 and the new illustrations (since 2013) completed following the study of Lucid Dreaming. Some more simple and instant sketches were made immediately upon awakening and will be added here soon.

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Below :

Mini Oni1Selection : from top left ‘Crowned man’, ‘Breath’, ‘Trees’, ‘Carpet Crawlers’, bottom row from left ‘Mackerel’, ‘Birthday’, ‘Meet again’, ‘Internality’


Above : ‘The Double Bind’ (2015) – £60

I have been invited to Transmission Symposium to speak and present my work involving EEG with an augmented Dreamachine “Phrontesterion” in Bournemouth. Artists from fields as diverse as performance, music composition and dance are opening routes to translate Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) into new audiovisual forms. Transmission explores new strategies and existing avenues in the field of brainwave interpretation for arts and research. Bournemouth Media School, a center for excellence in media production hosts a conference to debate synergies, current developments and future objectives on the intersection between art and technology. 

Transmission brings together artists and researchers in the field of BCI visualisation and sonification, providing the opportunity to present ongoing projects, exchange ideas and to define the cornerstones of future developments. The Transmission Symposium offers a worldwide unique forum for an emerging network between arts and science.

4th of February 2015 10:30-16:30
Bournemouth University Executive Business Center
89 Holdenhurst Rd BH8 8EB


Photo of Martyn Ware with Luciana in The Phrontesterion from Kinetica ArtFair, London, October 2014.

Photos and artwork description :

Video ( excerpt ) from 00:18 )

Luciana’s work is sharp and inquiring. She sets up performance installations whereby we (the audience) witness her (the artist) undertake elements of experiment and ritual on our behalf. But this  is only half the story, as what the artist does really well is also simultaneously build overarching state changes for us to experience as transformational to our own senses. This blending of putting her  own experiences at stake, in order to then facilitate our own sensory involvement, is a clever mechanism to draw together the science, philosophy and magical elements of her work, in ways that  are as smart as they are generous.

– Robert Pacitti, Artist, Director & Curator – SPILL Festival of Performance

Luciana is an artist augmenting consciousness and is currently in residence in The Department of Informatics at the University of Sussex. The invention of the Electroencephalograph (EEG) for monitoring brainwaves, and its routine employment in medical diagnostics offers raw and quantifiable information about the brain. Not bad for a highly sensitive system invented for more esoteric reasons – to prove to the scientific community the existence of telepathy ! The combination of brainwave monitoring with the early adoption of stroboscopes in neuro-physiological research produced side effects – induced hallucinations named ‘Flicker’. Luciana Haill will give a historical overview, with examples of artistic outcomes, including one of her own – based on flicker with Neurofeedback techniques.

Starts 7pm, Fisher Street Studios, 3 Fisher Street, Lewes, United Kingdom

Book tickets £5 here

Posted by: Luciana | October 29, 2014

In Conversation in ResonanceFM

Hear me interviewed as part of 6th “Making conversations’ witH Bronac Ferran, Magz Hall, Dianne Harriss Art Director of Kinetica & Mariana Manhaes

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Posted by: Luciana | October 27, 2014

ResonanceFM tuesday 29th October 12pm Live

Luciana Haill @BrainAnalyser

I will be live at 12pm next Tuesday 28.10 from @ResonanceFM with @floatingstones, Magz Hall and Mariana Manhaes from Rio in “Making Conversations”

Posted by: Luciana | October 23, 2014

Kinetica – Flickering Phrontesterion

October 2014 :
Luciana shows her interactive, participatory artwork in The annual Kinetica Artfair
- a work in progress “Phrontesterion” : a symbiosis of Dreamachine Flicker and Hypnagogic & Hypnopompic feedback of participant’s EEG sonified, in an oil/air-pumped Dentist chair, floats back down, Reverie in Theta waves where time is lost – “I am that I am”… ?

Reactions seen below, reports left in writing reveal loss of sense of realtime, inspiring, rejuvenating, one was too dark ( negative ) and many gratitudes – as accompanied by the EEG shown to onlookers on the laptop ( Prefrontals 1 & 2) – mostly Theta /Alpha… The 12 track layered soundscape is still underconstruction – so mixed reviews to use of voices (mine under modulation and a lady) effected by Beta brainwaves occasionally interrupting the atmosphere ( talking of beliefs about leaving the body and spirit worlds from tribal cultures). Positive response mainly to the hypnotically soothing “I am that I am” female vocal, looped and activated by Theta entrainment ( desired state). Another person was invited to ‘listen in’ to each participant, also helping comparison to the dynamics potentially heard – differing from their interactive audio possibly. Some people were content just with that level of witness, and explanation by myself and assistant present throughout the entire event.

Most participants spent 12-15 minutes in the dentists chair .. raised for correct eye-level to the Nanobulb within the dreamachine postioned in front of them on a trolley, and lowered (Air/oil, smoothly) as we finish the experience, a lovely glide back into a darker reality without flicker. So, most perceived 5 minutes had passed in total, an interesting side-effect of flicker. Two articipants fell asleep and one was watched during the PV night by an audience as he gaped and snored..( photo below ) and we listened in to his deeper, slower EEG sonifications.
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