Luciana Haill

Brainwaves Augmenting Consciousness


Real Virtual, The Ugly Duck, June 22-25th
Phrontesterion: SleepCycles
Come to Bermondsey, to the Ugly Duck warehouse for ‘Real Virtual’ show of artists exploring alternative realities through art and technology  and find me on the 1st floor for 4 days ( 5pm-9pm-10pm close, Sunday 1pm-6pm closing )

An installation exploring dreaming, reverie and consciousness. I am inside the Phrontesterion with new elements, a second showing in London this year – you need to take part (one at a time), allow 25 minutes if its busy. A new brainwave triggered interactive sound experience with your eyes closed, whilst relaxing in an air powered dentist chair.

Experience increased creativity, rejuvenation, relaxation through improved Theta and Alpha brainwaves. A short interview will be audio recorded with each participant as part of the work.

Photos of installation here

Please note :  EEG video recordings or analysis not provided in this artwork

Involves flashing lights – not suitable if you are sensitive to light, pregnant, get migraines ever or have photosensitive epilepsy.

Ugly Duck, 47-49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL


Open Senses May 19th
I will be showing The Phrontesterion in The Open Senses Symposium:
Open Senses Symposium brings together an interdisciplinary collection of practitioners and artists exploring sensory practice. The event offers stalls, panel discussions, pop-up talks and experiences all curated to unfold throughout the day.

It will showcase the breadth of sensory practice in London and include practitioners worldwide. The evening showcases work in academia, inclusive practice, scent, food, medicine, theatre, music, law, restaurants, typography, dance … and more

Followed by a weekend May 20-21 festival of art exhibitions, live events and performances, sensory journeys and walks, open studios and labs, and a ground-breaking symposium.

Institute of Philosophy
University of London, Senate House, Malet StreetLondon WC1E 7HU

tickets on sale end of March


Technology is not neutral – November 4th 2016  – January 8th 2017,
Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford, Kew Bridge, London.

View photos of the exhibition here :

November 12-13th 2016
– The Digital Performance weekend,  for 2 days in addition to the show above is  ‘The Phrontesterion. 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 turn up and  take the seat or 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 “SleepCycles” 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.

Technology is Not Neutral, 03.09.16 – 25.09.16 :  Phoenix Studios, Brighton

View more photos of the exhibition here 

‘SleepCycles’  is a mixed media installation comprising of ready mades and featuring the EEG recording of a Vivid Dream video mapped and projected over a ‘dream journal’ book on some bedding, a series of glass cloches protecting delicate dream and sleep elements accumulated over 8 hours and surrounded on the walls by the artist’s “Oneiricals” – fine pen illustrations made from prolonged states of Reverie
from 2014.

The various cloches contain sleep NREM stages 1-4 and a Victorian Linnet cage hold the lucid dream elements and characters of REM Dreaming sleep. The vivid dream also has a report of the narrative experienced seconds before awakening.

“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. The exhibition will open at Phoenix Brighton as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2016 then tour to Watermans in London accompanied by a major symposium. Supported by Arts Council England and in partnership with The Computer Arts Society, UCL Department of Computer Science, Women Shift Digital, Phoenix Brighton and Watermans.

There is a pre-opening gallery tour with the artists and curators at 4pm on 1st September 2016 followed by an opening reception. All Welcome, free entry.

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

28.10.15 – 29.10.15 : Frequency Festival,  Lincoln, 10am – 5pm both days

‘Phrontesterion’ – the interpersonal Dreamachine in a dentist’s chair, with sonified EEG, installation will be installed in The Drill Hall. Bookable sessions will be available here soon.

24.10 15  : Royal Academy of Arts, Digital (Dis)connections: Ai Weiwei Late, 6.30 — 10pm
Experience sensory installation ‘Phrontesterion’ (allocate time slots all evening) which transports you into a meditative state via a dreamachine and monitors the impact on visitor’s brainwaves and Dreamachines(3) for a close up or general Flicker experience.

Tickets £22 (includes entry to Ai Weiwei and a cocktail). Book tickets here

23.10.15 : DREAMACHINES(3), Zu Studios, Lewes. 7.30 – 10.30pm

An informal evening of early Beat & Flicker films, Cut-Ups, 3 Dreamachines and ongoing audience EEG monitoring
Entry in advance : £8

7-9 October,  KIBLA Art Science and Technology festival, KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva ulica 40 Maribor, Slovenia
Dreamachine : “I am That I am” Phrontesterion and Dreamachines(2) – with EEG.  Keynote on 09.10.15

Click here to view photos and description from the event

And in the last few months : to see further back visit the blog

12.09.15 : Bestival, The Isle of Wight, The crazy world of Arthur Brown
Live EEG interactive brain musical performance debut

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