Hours of opening for me are 6-10pm opening day thursday 22nd, then friday 23rd 5pm-9pm, saturday 24th 5-10pm, sunday 25th, 2pm-6pm.
New Sounds & new smells (!) – the latest Phrontesterion requests your participation in The Ugly Duck next week (free) … launch party Thursday 22nd, then open friday-sunday, I am open 5pm-9pm/close each day. Using PandoraStar and Dreamachine to access your Reveries and Subconscious in one of the factory rooms on the first floor, .. with projected EEG
( sorry but no brainwave analysis or personal recordings are possible during this live art experience ) – photos / videos permitted, all are welcome
Have your EEG recorded with Brain Machine (IBVA) the best bit is we will provide you with the actual raw data file as well as a video of your brainwaves. Some of the possibilities from the raw data of your brainwaves include: using each separate brainwave frequency ( Alpha, theta, delta, Beta, Gamma ) from the front of your brain (2 channels) as interactive controls to manipulate any MIDI parameter you like !
This is great for use in your projects like generative audio/visual compositions e.g. use a specific EEG frequency such as Theta to open and modulate filters, triggers, effect samples, shift pitch etc. The data is easily imported for you to explore in applications such as Ableton, Max/MSP, and visually with OSC, VDMX, Quartz composer and Fugio. Demonstrations of how to apply this will be available in the East room in The Trampery, Friday May 5th – May 6th, between 11am and 18.30pm.
We have two ticket types : for £10 you will have a 20 minute individual session with the Lucid Wellness Lamp ‘PandoraStar’ supervised by us (with unique accompanying music).
We also have a limited quantity of VIP tickets for just £25 where we record your brainwaves during your PandoraStar experience, save and export the data of your experience for you to take home and apply.
I will be taking part in an event on Sunday 14th May in The House of Alchemy in central Brighton. The pop-up gallery is located in the heart of Brighton’s cultural quarter opposite Brighton Dome and Pavilion.
Sarah Janes presents a talk about Mnemosyne, a member of the illustrious ranks of Greek Goddesses. Mnemosyne (Memory) was conceived in a union between Ouranos and Gaia (Heaven and Earth). The power of Memory is the force that enables mortals to enter the unconscious, collect the treasures of the divine and bring them in to the light of day.
Luciana Haill invites participants to explore and measure their own brainwaves during this invocation of Mnemosyne using a classic Dreammachine and a PandoraStar hypnagogic light technology. She is concerned with esoteric ways of accessing the Visionary, using psychotronic and contemporary photic entrainment devices, perchance to dream, enter a Hypnagogic state, inducing dream-like visions, entoptics and journeys.
Sun 14 May, 7pm-10pm
Tickets available here :
£6.50 + b.f. in advance / £8.00 on the door
House of Alchemy, 114 Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UD, UK
Book tickets for an individual session from £10 for 20 minutes (with optional extra for brainwave recording )with PandoraStar here :
05.05.17 – 06.05.17 Hackstock2017 – Opening times – 10.30am-18.30pm. Luciana and her team offers you the opportunity to book an individual session with the latest technological genius in psychedelic strobing white light, and potentially have your brainwaves monitored and recorded. Just curious ? You can compare this with a Dreamachine – an iconic kinetic light sculpture setup in our Arts Laboratory. Working with the Brainmachine (IBVA) EEG monitors Luciana and her team can combine recording the brainwaves of participants whilst they are experiencing the wonderful phenomena ‘PandoraStar’ – the latest in Stroboscopic Light Therapies. This is a non-intrusive form of light therapy, which
concentrates the mind and involves the client closing their eyes under a flickering light machine. The session can provide a client with relief from tension, relieving stiff muscles and joints in the physical body. The session is highly relaxing and can have a profound relief upon the negative effects of stress.
We will also have a classic Dreamachine designed by artist Bryon Gysin in the 1960s spinning proudly on a record player for drop-in anytime. I will also take part in Talkaoke at 11.30am on the friday and have the East Room setup as an ongoing Hypnagogic Art of Neuroscience laboratory with Brainmachine (IBVA) and bookable individual Pandorastar sessions.
The Trampery, Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY, United Kingdom
Hosted by The Institute of Philosophy – Friday 19th May 2017, The Phrontesterion to feature in ‘The Open Senses Symposium’ bringing a weekend of art and science events to the capital.
I will bring The Phrontesterion into The Open Senses Symposium for one day only.
Come experience enhanced Theta waves and your subsequent Reveries in the oil-filled, air powered dentist chair whilst your brainwaves are monitored and create your own unique soundscape. You will be guided by a flickering Dreamachine with your eyes closed, and interviewed by the artist afterwards to discover if you saw Entoptic patterns, phosphenes, form constants, visions and new ideas .
“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.
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.
Gysin 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.’
Not suitable for persons with photo sensitive epilepsy or migraines.
AMPLE FREQUENCIES: Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, LONDON, 7PM – TUE OCT 18, 2016
FREE WITH RSVP – MIRANDA, LONDON
From the mundane hum of the refrigerator to the melodies of the cosmos, we experience our world through the slant of sound. This October, Ace Hotel and the audiophiles at B&O PLAY begin to ponder, poke and redefine the edges of sonic consciousness with Ample Frequencies — a series of performances, site-specific installations and sound symposia taking place in New York, London and Los Angeles.
For London’s inaugural happening, we’ve linked-up audiovisual artist Adoxo and scientific researcher Luciana Haill for a sonic sojourn into the quiet mind. A one night only installation in our dreamy basement bar Miranda, the pair’s project will monitor an audience member’s brainwaves during guided meditation, reimagining the results as an oscilloscopic audiovisual performance. A panel discussion hosted by Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura of NTS Radio follow. RSVP free limited space here :
Technology is not neutral – November 4 2016 – January 8th 2017
“The Phrontesterion” in The Digital Performance weekend, November 12-13th 2016.
This unique EEG with Dreamachine interactive installation will be available in Watermans Arts centre for individual experiences over the weekend of November 12-13th 2016. You will need to book a time slot to guarantee a vision and a place in the artwork that also involves a one-to-one interview about the phenomena of “Flicker” with the artist and her assistant.
This is in addition to “Sleep Cycles” a new work for 2016 featuring the video mapped projection of the brainwaves recorded during a vivid dream and a series of readymades which tours from Phoenix Brighton in September to London until 08.01.17.
This 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.