FLicKeR (2008)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Inventions & Innovations, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |  
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Synopsis by Cammila Collar

This documentary profiles pop icon and gay activist Brion Gysin in his creation of the so-called Dream Machine -- a device designed to emit light that flickered in a pattern that would cause the brain to produce alpha waves and enter a dream state. Hoping to help subvert thought, Gysin took his machine to many famous artists and musicians, who had strong creative reactions to the Dream Machine's effects.



brain, consciousness, creativity, light [natural]