I Tried to Trip on Light With My Homemade Dream Machine British painter, writer and sound poet Brion Gysin to develop the Dreamachine. The influential artists’ surreal machines make a return. Brion Gysin remains an enormous influence on the world of music. His cut-up writing. Brion Gysin, one of my favorite artists and influences, was a pioneer of sound poetry and multimedia collage, as well as a painter, calligraphist.

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Flickers of the Dreamachine. Arts Poetry Now Read This. Gysin was a dilettante defined less by technique than by attitude and a bold inventiveness, who anticipated the rise of the artist who writes, paints, acts, sings, films, blogs, and tweets all at the same time.

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He co-opted the calligraphic mark from abstract expressionism, orbited the Surrealist clique upon his arrival in Paris inand later collaborated with William S. Photo by Naho Kubota. For the psychedelic rock band, see Matthew Melton. Gysin invented the Cut-Up — which involved the random dismantling and splicing of linguistic fragments — when he inadvertently cut up a stack of newspapers while preparing to mount a drawing.


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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dreamachine. I have done fysin I could to make up for this. Galerie de France, Paris. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

Gysin harvested fragments from the Bible, Shakespeare, and Milton, slogans of the Beat generation, and even audio recordings. Politics Dec 30 Chief of staff Kelly: Brion Gysin, Untitled, Burroughs, an elder statesman of the Beat Generation.

A series of untitled works from contain lines like knotted filaments, vibrating like beams of light refracted on the bottom of a pool. Brion Gysin, in collaboration with the mathematician Ian Sommerville, invented the Dreamachinea landmark in psychedelic experimentation. Commons category link from Wikidata Drram with French-language external links.

In its original form, a Dreamachine is made from hysin cylinder with slits cut in the sides. This frequency range corresponds to alpha waveselectrical oscillations normally present in the human brain while relaxing.


For the album by John Zorn, see Dreamachines. Wikiquote has quotations related to: The exhibition is comprised of over paintings, drawings, films, photo-collages, slide projections, and audio recordings, as well as the Dreamachine, a device that flickers at a rate of eight to thirteen pulses per second.

The New York Times. Test yourself with this quiz. You read his work from right to left a la Arabic or Hebrew. Defying classification, he advocated a radically interdisciplinary approach, and was one of the earliest practitioners of multimedia performances.

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Eschewing traditional divisions in the artistic community, he also defied social and political categories: The cylinder is placed on a record turntable and rotated at 78 or 45 revolutions per minute.

Retrieved from ” https: The Dreamachine or Dream Machine is a stroboscopic flicker device that produces visual stimuli. Views Read Edit View history.