The UK launch of the first ever bespoke Brion Gysin Dreamachine“We must storm the citadels of enlightenment the means are at hand” William S. BurroughsThe dreamachine is a stroboscopic flicker device you view with your eyes closed that produces visual stimuli and hallucinations. Gysin believed that by offering the world a drugless high the invention could revolutionize human consciousness.
The night will include exclusive talks, film screenings, music, and Dreamachines!
Featuring :TALKS :
Ian MacFadyen on Gysin, Balch, Burroughs and the Beat Hotel
Rikki Stein on his own experiences with Master Musicians of
Joujouka/Jajouka and GysinAural documents
Stewart Home “Simulated LSD trip in a Lithuanian Forest” and a personal broadcast on Brion GysinMUSIC :
Robert Hampson Music for Dreamachines installation
Fritz Catlin / Skintologists ex 23 Skidoo DJ set
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency
Master Musicians of Joujouka new movies
Joujouka a film by Daragh McCarthy filmed at the 2008 Brian Joines
40th Anniversary Festival in Joujouka an intimate portrayal of ritual and village life.
Tribe Ahl Serif an intimate view of the classic Master Musicians of Joujouka shot 6 months before Ornette Coleman arrived to record in January 1973. Tribe Ahl Serif was filmed in June 1972 by John Anthony sound by Arnold Stahl.
FLicKeR :: A Film By Nik Sheehan Featuring Marianne Faithfull, DJ Spooky, The Stooges, Iggy Pop, Lee Ranaldo, Genesis P-Orridge, John Giorno, Floria Sigismondi, and Kenneth Anger, Terry Wilson and others.James B L Hollands’s Telepathy 101 from hard drive as it flickers with a 60 frame per second intensity!! James B.L. Hollands is a video artist, musician and writer who currently lives in London. His work has shown at the Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery and Liverpool Biennial as well as numerous squats of equal importance.
On-going Guerilla Conditions 1960s Antony Balch film featuring Ian Sommerville, Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi Jean-Jacques Lebel with live soundtrack mix by Frank Rynne
Further info & to buy tickets :
Part of Modern Panic III @ Apiary Studios