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
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.
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 !
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.
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/
Digital (Dis)connections: Ai Weiwei Late, Saturday 24 October 2015, 6.30 — 10pm
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House,Piccadilly,London, W1J 0BD
Think online activism, robotics, wearable tech, dating apps, smart cities, the Internet of Things plus street food, cocktails and a silent disco until late.
Experience sensory installation ‘Phrontesterion’ by digital artist Luciana Haill which transports you into a meditative state via a dreamachine and monitors the impact on visitor’s brainwaves.
Tickets £22 (includes entry to Ai Weiwei and a cocktail).
Book tickets here
19.09.15 : I was invited to talk about Flicker, the convergence of Neuroscience from Dr Grey Walter of the Ratio Club (Bloomsbury) with The Beats in Paris via The Dreamachine. 30 guests attended an afternoon session upstairs in the Library room, in this gallery – the spiritual home of Burroughs and Gysin. Th next Dreamachines(3) event will be the evening of 23.10.15 in Lewes, Zu Studios, see events section for tickets and information.
12.09.15 : I’ve been working with Arthur Brown in Lewes on developing a new performative piece of Art, incorporating the EEG monitoring in realtime, and we debuted a piece as the intro to “Time Captains” during his set with his band The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. This is just the beginning of our partnership as musical performers to use ‘Brain Music’ technology to present the world’s first ‘Psychosonic’ live performance at this year’s Bestival in Bestival on The Isle of Wight.
In Arthur Brown’s own words: “We found when I played Dobro or my petrol-can slideguitar more activity happened on the right hemisphere. When I dance like a dervish, a huge amount of Theta activity happened on both sides, so we learned to implement certain physical activities effecting the metaphysical and changing the cognitive activity and real-time sound piece.
“It has occasionally looked like this would never happen. People flaked out, or lost interest, or just ditched the idea to go and do something else. But three things helped.
“I was an ornery cuss. I knew that it is surprising how things will actually happen when it looks completely like they won’t. And that if you fix on an event in the future, and visualise it with all your senses, it will draw you to it, rather than you pushing towards it. So, I held my vision, and here we are now…
“I also like the cutting edge of technology, where culture meets science. Also, what music is, is only an agreement to look at humans and sound in a particular way. I like to know what happens when you look at it in a different way.
“I don’t yet know fully where this investigation will lead. Certainly the ability to use brain activity joined to computers means that a musical genius will be able by himself, or joined in a group with others, to manipula
Free ! Wednesday 25th March 6.45-10pm, The Science Museum, South Kensington, London
‘Lates’ happens on the last Wednesday of each month, come find me alongside Dr David Luke and experience a drug-less high’ via photic stimulation with your eyes closed by Flicker. See the Dreamachine & hear your brainwaves sonified in The Science Museum 25.03.15 “Lates”- Enhancements – Synthetic biology.
Prozac Nation & Brave New World inspired pioneering brainwave controlled performance in the boiler room of Caerleon College ( Newport University) 1995