I traveled to Deal on the Kent coast with Bronac Ferran where we set up 2 Dreamachines in The MOMI. Our first meeting with the owners Joss Marsh & David, also invited and present were Harold Chapman and his partner Claire and their friend Zynovy. Serendipity abounded as we allowed the flickering light to invigorate our neurons across our closed eyelids.
Afterwards, days and even a week later, after effects and memories are being discussed. The most interesting for me, is the effect it has had on Harold’s poor eyesight in one eye – a marked improvement in colour and focus.
‘I could hear a pin drop
In the room today
Where Harold sat
His face concentrating
On listening to whatever
In the light of the dreamachine
Its ecstatic colours
Chasing away the cats and the monotone
he spoke of seeing colours
In two of the images
Of a layering
And a geometric separation.
I felt his power of retrieval
And now old ghosts of locations shed
Like reels of photographic film
Return to presence: like
For the images are still running through him
He is somewhere back in time
Lost under the surface
Bound in the backward unravelling’
– Bronac Ferran 13.08.15