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”Colour Vision” 2009
After Brion Gysin’s ”Dream Machine” 1960
Turntable and light bulb
37cm x 31 cm x 26 cm

Rotating trees around a light bulb, mounted on a turntable.Modeled after Brion Gysin’s notes about his experiences, producing the same effects as his Dream Machine from 1960.

"Had a transcendental storm of colour visions today in the bus going to
Marseilles. We ran through a long avenue of trees and I closed my eyes against
the setting sun. An overwhelming flood of intensely bright colors exploded
behind my eyelids: a multidimensional kaleidoscope whirling out through space.
I was swept out of time. I was out in a world of infinite number. The vision
stopped abruptly as we left the trees. Was that a vision? What happened to me?"

Extract from the diary of
Brion Gysin
December 21, 1958

see installation view video


installation view. Martin Asbæk Gallery, DK

installation view. Martin Asbæk Gallery, DK

see installation views from the solo exhibition:

"Light and Matter" 2011 in Edenburgh

"Effects on Consciousness" 2009

Related work
”Copenhagen Flicker” 2009

external link
wiki- Dream machine