The New Museum will present “Brion Gysin: Dream Machine,” the first US retrospective of the work of the painter, performer, poet, and writer Brion Gysin (born 1916, Taplow, UK–died 1986, Paris). Along with the exhibition, the museum has launched an iPhone app, inspired by Gysin’s Dreamachine (1961). It is a kinetic light sculpture that utilizes the “flicker” effect to induce visions when experienced with closed eyes. While the application itself maybe deserved a little more love, it’s a lot of fun regardless + it’s free.
Working simultaneously in a variety of mediums, Gysin was an irrepressible inventor, serial collaborator, and subversive spirit whose considerable innovations continue to influence musicians and writers, as well as visual and new media artists today. The exhibition will include over 300 drawings, books, paintings, photo-collages, films, slide projections, and sound works, as well as an original Dreamachine—a kinetic light sculpture that utilizes the flicker effect to induce visions when experienced with closed eyes. “Brion Gysin: Dream Machine” is curated by Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator, and will be on view in the New Museum’s second floor gallery. More ..
See here for Dreamachine replicas manufactured by 10111.ORG from 1992 to present day.
Developer: The New Museum
Posted on: 06/10/2010
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