Brainwaves Augmenting Consciousness

Lucid Dream

Open Senses symposium

This friday 19th May I am showing my syncretic, participatory artwork in its latest version ‘The Phronteserion’ between 3 and 9pm in The Institute of Philosophy, Bloomsbury, London.

The Open Senses Symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of practitioners and artists exploring sensory practice. The event features exhibition stalls, panel discussions, pop-up talks and experiences showcasing work in academia, inclusive practice, scent, food, medicine, theatre, music, law, restaurants, typography, dance … and more @OpenSensesUK

The goal of the Symposium is to challenge, demonstrate and interrogate how sensory practice is capable of building greater connection to the world, our environment, the people around us and ourselves, 

Phrontesterion RA

In this interactive, participatory artwork #The_Phrontesterion, the EEG entirely controls the soundtrack in a feedback loop – the brainwaves of participants are monitored whilst experiencing a dynamically choreographed stroboscopic wellness lamp. As well as this a ‘#Dreamachine’ sets the tempo – this classic kinetic sculpture spinning atop a record player invoking the phenomena Flicker (brainwaves slow to 8-10 hz cycles) via a process of simple neurofeedback. Emergent sonic-guides and voices recede, new ideas come to the fore, in a secluded space, importantly with their eyes closed, reclined in an air-pumped dentist chair, they float back down, where time disappeared – experiencing reverie. Experience rejuvenation, hypnotic time distortion, refreshed creativity and ‘nonlinear thinking’.

Kibla


Brighton event – Mnemosyne (Memory), Pandora and Dreamachine

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 :
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2853475
£6.50 + b.f. in advance / £8.00 on the door

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2853475

More information here :
www.alchemy.house/events-talk-mnemosyn-eeg

House of Alchemy, 114 Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UD, UK


I’ve updated ‘SleepCycles’ artwork with more images

https://lucianahaill.wordpress.com/sleepcycles/


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/


‘Were the sounds generated from an EEG ?’

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.


Sleep Cycles : EEG of Vivid dream and readymades installation in new show

The following image is a still from a recording I made of the brainwaves of a subject whilst dreaming – we can see they are in light REM sleep , close to awakening, with entrained light Theta waves ( hypnopompic) on their left preFrontal and their right displays a rhythmic oscillating Eye movement close to Delta that matched the recalled narrative of riding a unicorn along a beach when interviewed after waking !

SleepEEG This was made using IBVA 2 channel Brainmachine and IBVA5 software.
The video will be mapped onto a dream journal displaying a vivid dream with recall, amongst the other found and ready-made objects inside glass cloches and a Victorian Linnet cage as part of “Sleep Cycles” 2016. Will be on show in Brighton in Phoenix from September 3rd -25h as part of Technology is Not Neutral group show.


New work ‘Sleep Cycles’ in Technology is Not Neutral, Phoenix, Brighton

03.09.16 – 25.09.16 : Technology is Not Neutral, Phoenix, Brighton
‘Sleep Cycles’ – mixed media installation featuring the EEG recording of a Vivid Dream projected over a book in a bed, a series of cloches containing dream and sleep elements over 8 hours and illustrations made from prolonged states of Reverie from 2014. A vivid dream recorded using EEG is projected onto an old book, in it, a collection of dreams.. lies amongst victorian cloches containing vital sleep cycle elements including a 14 million year old fragment of meteorite and Mugwort capsules.

“Technology Is Not Neutral” is a new touring exhibition project curated by Gordana Novakovic, Anna Dumitriu and Irini Papadimitriou which launches at Phoenix Brighton as part of Brighton Digital Festival. The exhibition highlights and investigates the work of a group of women artists in the field of digital arts. The title refers to a quote by Donna Haraway taken from her Cyborg Manifesto. It includes significant and newly commissioned work by pioneering and contemporary female digital artists. The exhibition features work by Ghislaine Boddington, Susan Collins, Laura Dekker, Anna Dumitriu, Bhavani Esapathi, Julie Freeman, Kate Genevieve, Sue Gollifer, Luciana Haill, Nina Kov, and Gordana Novakovic. 

Phoenix Brighton 
10-14 Waterloo Place, BN2 9NB Brighton

All Welcome, free entry. www.technologyisnotneutral.com/

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