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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

 

5
installation view. Martin Asbæk Gallery, DK

4
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