Saturday 24th November 2012
“We must storm the citadels of enlightenment the means are at hand” William S. Burroughs
The UK launch of the first ever bespoke Brion Gysin Dreamachine
The 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 talks, film, music and Dreamachines!
Terry Wilson | Ian MacFadyen | Rikki Stein | Steve Finbow
Robert Hampson Music for Dreamachines installation
Fritz Catlin / Skintologists ex 23 Skidoo DJ set
Stewart Home's aural document - "Simulated LSD trip in a Lithuanian Forest" and a personal broadcast on Brion Gysin
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency
> Aphex Twin's Stakker Westworld from Marek Pytel and Reality Film
> Master Musicians of Joujouka new films
> 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.
> 1960s Antony Balch film
featuring Ian Sommerville, Brion Gysin, William Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi Jean-Jacques Lebel
with live soundtrack mix by Frank Rynne
> James B L Hollands's Telepathy 101 from hard drive as it flickers with a 60 frame per second intensity!
Modern Panic III @ Apiary Studios
Saturday 24th November 2012
8pm - Late
458 Hackney Road, London E2 9EG
“The Dreamachine is an aid to visionary experience” Aldous Huxley
The Dreamachine was the first artwork intended to be viewed with the eyes closed. The Dreamachine is a cylindrical spinning device with a light which emits Alpha waves which cause changes in the brain to produce sensory changes, swirling colour patterns and intense dreams.
Over the past 50 it has been used by William Burroughs, Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Giorno, Paul McCartney, Marilyn Manson, Laurie Anderson, Keith Haring, Allen Ginsberg, Ira Cohen, Iggy Pop, Marianne Faithfull, Kenneth Anger, Beck, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and countless other artists and hipsters.
In 2012 the first ever mass produced models have been created. At the Toronto launch in October 2012 Booker prize winners Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and John Geiger where the guests of honour. We will be launching the UK première of the dreamachines at Modern Panic III - Join us!
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Robert Hampson's Alpha
The UK première of music designed for the Dreamachine experience comprises three 23 min pieces by the former Loop frontman and currently working as Main and Robert Hampson This will be a music installation with Dreamachines.
Fritz Catlin / Skintologists
Former 23 Skidoo percussion master DJs his favourite chill out funky rhythms for Dreamachines
Akoustik Timbre Frekuency P23
provides music and video for Dreamachines
UN new remixes featuring Brion Gysin
Ian MacFadyenco-editor, with Oliver Harris, of Naked Lunch @50: Anniversary Essays, published in 2009. Sections from his text Codename Burroughs were published in English and German versions in 2012 to accompany the exhibition The Name Is Burroughs: Expanded Media at the ZKM, Karlsruhe. His other published work includes Point Of No Return: To The Memory Of Joan Burroughs (2009) and Ira Cohen’s Photographs: A Living Theatre (2000).
Rikki Stein Stein put on Jimi Hendrix’s first European tour in 1968. He moved to Joujouka Morocco in 1970. He was a friend of Brion Gysin’s and William Burroughs and organised the first international tour of Master Musicians of Joujouka in 1980 before going on to manage Fela Kuti. He was part of the production team of the hit Broadway musical 'Fela! and executive producer of 'Fela! Back to Africa.
Stewart Home Aural documents : "Simulated LSD trip in a Lithuanian Forest" and a personal broadcast on Brion Gysin
on "Gysin and Ginsberg: sexual and textual politics in the Beat Hotel."
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 More
Tribe Ahl Serif (1972 restored 2012)
Preview premiere of the a recently restored music documentary shot in June 1972 in the village of Joujouka featuring Master Musicians of Joujouka dirJohn Anthony unseen movie made in 1972,
Joujouka (2012) by Daragh McCarthy
edited by Ronan O'Muirgheasa shot at the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in the village in 2008. Preview http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/3052/
On Going Guerrilla Conditions (1960-62) by Antony Balch53 minutes of rare black and white film by Antony Balch of William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Alexander Trocchi, etc shot in Paris, New York, London and Tangier between 1960 and 1962 with live soundtrack by Islamic Diggers founder Frank Rynne.
Stakker Westword Stakker/Marek Pytel/Reality Film which features a special soundtrack by Aphex Twin.
Edit available http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuK3yspOKKc
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.
Terry WilsonSpecial Presentation for services to the oeuvre to our guest of honour!
co-author, with Brion Gysin, of Here To Go: Planet R-101. First published in 1982, this seminal book on the life and work of Brion Gysin has been published in a number of editions. Terry Wilson’s other books include Dreams of Green Base (1986), ‘D’ Train (1985), and Perilous Passage (2005). DAYS LANE: Extracts From The Scattering Course was published in 2009.
Among the highlights will be two premières of films featuring Morocco’s legendary Sufi trance artists The Master Musicians of Joujouka who were brought to Western attention by Gysin. Tribe Ahl Serif is an unseen movie made in 1972, while the second is a film by Daragh McCarthy shot at the Brian Jones 40th Anniversary Festival in the village in 2008.
The 2008 documentary of the Dreamachine FlicKer by Nik Sheehan featuring Marianne Faithfull, DJ Spooky, The Stooges, Iggy Pop, Lee Renaldo, Genesis P-Orridge, John Giorno, Floria Sigismondi, Terry Wilson and Kenneth Anger.
Other film highlights include, 53 minutes of rare black and white film by Antony Balch of William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Alexander Trocchi, etc shot in Paris, New York, London and Tangier between 1960 and 1962 and Marek Pytel’s Stakker Westword which features a special soundtrack by Aphex Twin.
Talks & Spoken Word :
Ian McFadyen, Stewart Home, Rikki Stein, while Burroughs and Gysin collaborator Terry Wilson will be on hand to receive a special award to acknowledge his contribution to the wild experimentation of the Paris beat nexus.
Musical highlights include the UK premiere of Robert Hampson’s Alpha a suite of three 23 minute long pieces by the former main man of Loop and currently working both as Main and as a solo artist, former 23 Skidoo sound artist and master percussionist Fritz Catlin of the Skintologists will be DJing, Frank Rynne (Islamic Diggers and producer of Master Musicians of Joujouka will create a live soundtrack to the Antony Balch Burroughs film,Akoustik Timbre Frekuency provide film and Music for The Dreamachine while other contributions include new remixes of Brion Gysin by Argentinean based UN.
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