Luciana Haill

Brainwaves Augmenting Consciousness


LUCIANA HAILL                 British Female Fine Artist                   dob: 06.08.1973


Luciana Haill creates artworks that explore altered states of consciousness, and focus on sleep, lucid dreaming, memory and nostalgia. Having completed the first ever degree in interactive art in the UK, led by Roy Ascott in Newport in 1995, she pioneered the use of brainwave monitoring.

Inspired by the surrealists and the Beat Generation Haill creates performances where she controls her own brainwave patterns using dreamachines or timed strobe lights in order to trigger dream-like soundscapes and visuals in real-time. Such performances have taken place at venues including Waag Society (Netherlands) and Kibla (Slovenia), FACT (UK) and SPILL Festival (UK). She has also exhibited installations using found objects and digital projections at venues including Phoenix Art Space (UK) and Watermans London (UK). 

Most recently she has been working with augmented reality and storytelling to bring lost heritage sites in her home town of Hastings and St Leonards back to life through the creation of 3D models and soundscapes which are triggered by antique postcards. The artworks have led to an interest in the changing face of British seaside towns and the urgent issue of gentrification.

Her participatory installations, talks and performances have taken place internationally including Mexico City, Hawaii, London, Liverpool, Hyderabad and Slovenia.

She is a visiting lecturer on the MA level Digital Media Arts course in Brighton University.

1995 BA (hons) Interactive Art, GCHE, Newport, Wales
1991 Foundation Diploma Fine Art & Design, Ravensbourne College of Design, Kent, UK


13.11.19 Modern Panic X, No Boundaries, Truman Brewery, Ecstasis, London
02.11.19 Beyond the Brain, Hogg Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, London
10.06.19 ‘HackStock V’ – Soho, a pop-up with Cyberdelic VR, Mixed & Augmented Reality
03.11.18 Beyond the Brain, CentrEd at ExCel, London,Royal Victoria Dock
10.06.18 ‘Cyberdelics Incubator’  Amsterdam – Dreamachines & PandoraStar pop-up
22.09.17 ‘Liverpool Psych Festival’- 2 days installation of PZYK PRYZM a collaboration with VJ and artist Sam Wiehl, Camp and Furnace, Liverpool
22.06.17  ‘Real / Virtual’ – The Ugly Duck, Bermondsey,  ‘Phrontesterion: EEG with PandoraStar & Dreamachine’ installation in victorian warehouse over 3 days.
19.05.17  ‘Open Senses Symposium’ – Institute of Philosophy, London: ‘Phrontesterion: EEG with PandoraStar & Dreamachine’
04.11.16 – 08.01.17 ‘Technology is Not Neutral’ – installation in Watermans Arts, London
03.09.16 – 25.09.16  ‘Technology is Not Neutral’  installation in Phoenix Studios, Brighton
27.10.15 – ‘Frequency Festival’ Lincoln, 2 days ‘Phrontesterion: EEG with Dreamachine’
24.10.15 – ‘The Royal Academy’ London, ‘Lates’, ’Phrontesterion: EEG with Dreamachine’
08.10.15 – KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia, 2 days ‘Phrontesterion: EEG with Dreamachine’
19.06.15 – Vinyl Klubb, Larvik, Norway, live EEG music with Arthur Brown
25.03.15 – ‘Lates’, The Science Museum, Dreamachine installation with EEG,
22.04.15 – ‘Transmission Symposium 2.0’, Dreamachines + EEG, Bournemouth University
04.02.15 – ‘Transmission Symposium’, Bournemouth University, Keynote & installation
31.10.14 – ‘SPILL Festival of Performance’ ‘The Creation of the strobes’, performance in The Old Police station, Ipswich
17.10.14 – ‘Kinetica Art Fair’ London, The Truman buildings, “Phrontesterion” installation with EEG over three days
28.03.14 – Waag Society, Amsterdam, ‘The Creation of the strobes’ EEG sonfied performance induced by Flicker
05.11.13 – ICT and ArtConnect, Vilnius & Brussels ‘Where Art meets ICT and Futures’ – 3 days
2005 – 2010  (various) The Future of Sound, Psi-chic EEG seance performances on tour in many locations including : The Royal Institute, BAFTA, FACT Liverpool, The Sage Gateshead, Millennium Galleries Sheffield, Norwich Arts Centre, Royal College of Art, The Octagon UEL, Innovaction: MTV pavilion, Udine in Croatia, ReActor 3 Liverpool, Futuresonics Manchester, also – ‘The Institute of Unnecessary Research’ at The Critical Incident, Sussex University, ‘White Night’ in The Phoenix studios, Brighton Grand Parade. 


21.04.19 – Glitches and Ghosts, presented ‘Apparitions Art’ keynote, Lancaster University

04.08.18 – RI masterclass in Mechanics of the Mind, Hastings Library

29.11.17 – Grand Central Brighton, ‘Faking it !’ Interactive EEG presentation
17.10.17 – Psychedelics Society University of Kent, Canterbury, “Phosphenes and Flicker :
accessing a Hypnagogic ASC in a drugless high” – talk with demonstrations
30.06.17 – Breaking Convention Greenwich University, NON DRUG STATES: MIND &
MACHINE : Luciana Haill ‘Flicker, EEG & #Dreamachines’ presentation
05.05.17 – Hackstock Beyond17, 2 day event inside the Hypnagogic Brainwaves room, PandoraStar with EEG sessions with Max/Touch OSC
31.01.17 – The Lights of Soho, London ‘Flux in Motion’ guest speaker on Transformation

26.02.16 – Sommerville College, Oxford University ‘Astronauts of the inner space’ keynote & panel discussion
16.02.16 – Laser London, Central St Martins, Granary Square London, ‘Astronauts of the inner space’ keynote and panel discussion
02.02.16 – Virtual Futures, Light of Soho, panel discussion on Neurostimulation and EEG.
07.11.15 – The Wellcome collection, London, co-facilitated 4 EEG & Neuroscience presentations
23.10.15 – Dreamachines(3) at Zu studios, Lewes, participatory lecture in evening event
09.10.15 – KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia, Keynote
19.09.15 – The October Gallery, London, keynote & participatory dreamachine installation
10.07.15 – Breaking Convention, Greenwich University,keynote & dreamachine art
17.06.15 – Nesta, ‘Ready Player two?- Bringing VR dreams to life’ , London, guest speaker
04.02.15 – ‘Transmission Symposium’, Bournemouth University executive centre, Keynote 02.06.14 – Digital Media Arts MA, Visiting Lecturer, University of Brighton
28.05.14 – Cabaret of the Mind : ‘Lucid Dreaming‘, The Spiegeltent, Brighton Festival
13.04.14 – ‘Morphology’ Lucid Dreaming half day sound-bath and workshop, Durbar Hall, Hastings museum & Art Gallery
20.01.14 – FACT, Liverpool, “Make your own dream machine” a family weekend workshop 02.10.13 – ‘Morphology’, Hastings, a series of 7 monthly public experiential Lucid Dreaming classes held until May 2014
06.08.12 – ’Artes y Nuevas ciencias’ in CENART, Mexico City, guest lecturer in Art and New Sci- ences’ the fifth symposium in August, provided 2 workshops with biofeedback instruction, tech- niques of Flicker, The Visionary and an augmented ‘Dream Machine with EEG ‘ workshop for the public “Movimiento en la mente” workshops with EEG and artist’s
18.09.11 – ‘Imaging the Intangible’, iMAL, Brussels, EEG symposium in September, guest speaker
12.07.11 – ‘The Secret Garden Party festival’ Guerilla Science tent, Hypnosis and EEG 04.11.10 – ‘Lunch Bites’ The Culture Lab, Newcastle University, guest lecturer
06.05.07 – ‘The Lucidity institute’, Hawaii, Lucid Dreaming workshops with Dr Stephen La Berge 22.03.09 – ‘This is your brain on Technology’, Guest speaker, The Dana centre, London


03.04.14 – AISB-50 Symposium “The Future of Art and Computing: A Post-Turing Centennial Perspective”, Goldsmiths College. “ICT and ArtConnect: Revelations by Flicker: Dream Machines and Electroencephalographic signals in art

07.05.07 – 4th Mobile Music Technology Workshop , ‘Creative Uses of Virtual Sticky Notes in Art – A Critical Interrogation of The “Bio-tracking” Smart Phone Based Exhibition’, (STEIM) Amsterdam, Netherlands, co-authored with Anna Dumitriu.



Trebuchet – Portraits issue, January 2020
Luciana Haill: Portrait waves on the canvas of consciousness, printed journal available

Brains and Being

Interalia Magazine – Altered States Issue | October 2019

Health and Bass – A Heightened Intermingling Sensory Experience

25.10.16 – The Creators Project, Vice, These Brainwave Artists Are Crafting the Future of Immersive Experiences

25.10.16 – Art The Science, Interview, October 2016

05.08.10 – Wired UK – ‘Tunes on the brain’, Luciana Haill’s EEG art

26.09.10 – Estadao Brazil – ‘Que som é esse? ‘
www., Language : Portuguese

08.01.08 – Contemporary Art of Science and Technology, ISBN: 978-7-03-020415-8,
Press name: Science Press, Language: Chinese

22.01.07 – ‘Make Beautiful Brain Music’,72528-0.html?tw=wn_index_22

05.01.07 – The Independent, The Review, The Sound of Science,

25.01.07 – BBC Tyne : Preview of The Future of Sound

10.02.07 – The Telegraph : Connected : How to make music out of Brainwaves,

2007 Radio / Live interviews : BBC Radio 4, The Today Programme, CBC Radio Canada, Freestyle

URL: – specific artwork in Augmented Reality  –  augmented brainwave samples made with EEG – TV excerpts of Luciana’s work – The Institute of Unnecessary Research

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