Archive | January, 2011

Crystal-poi visuals – Subliminal Twin

31 Jan

Poi created psychedelic imagery by Subliminal Twin.

“I wish I could talk in technicolor…”

30 Jan

This is footage of an experiment from around 1956. A dose of LSD25 is given to a “normal” woman. She is interviewed for the experiment by Dr. Sidney Cohen just before taking the LSD and also while she experiences its effects.

There are so many things remarkable about this! But see for yourself…

Nebulous Soliloquy with PsychoTronic Interface to God

28 Jan

This is so very highly psychedelic… A perfect mixture of electronic music, a powerful speech and beautiful psychedelic imagery which blow your mind.

Drifting away with fractals

27 Jan

I know, we have all seen fractal videos. Hell I think i saw over a thousand videos of fractals of many types, but they are all missing something. Yes the psychedelic experience includes a lot of fractals, but in these videos for some reason the fractals don’t evolve the way they do in the real experience. Fractals cahnge and twist with thought, they have the rythm of thought and are affected by them. When you stare into the fractalic world you stare into your soul, obviously most of the fractal videos miss that. This video on the other hand is the most beautiful fractalic video I’ve seen. I watched it many times and it always sends me on a roller coaster of thoughts. The way the landscape changes on it is the closest I’ve seen to what is experienced during the psychedelic experience.
hope you enjoy it as much as i did.

BTW is it only me who sees this or do other people recognize fields of peyote in some parts of this video?

// Subtiv //

26 Jan

The audience was asked to deliver us some images in a shared map over the network, which we mixed live on the music.

Software: Photoshop (for placing the images live in a individual mask-grid system), Quartz Composer & VDMX5
Hardware: a bunch of midi-controllers, 4 macbooks, 1 beamer and a Camcorder.

// song: Huoratron-Corporate Occult
// Thank you Vade & Bangnoise

John Whitney’s antique computer animation

25 Jan

Permutations (1966)

Catalog (1961)

Mind candy from the depths of a World War II M-5 Antiaircraft Gun Director. Puzzled? Read the Wikipedia article.


This Cornelius vid posted earlier samples some material from Whitney.

Jerry Abrams – Eyetoon (1968)

24 Jan

A classic of psychedelia. Jerry Abrams’s “Eyetoon” is an 8 minute short film, a kleidoscopic torrent of partly disturbing images, myterious shadows and “lysergic sex” made by one of the pioneers of the psychedelic film culture of the sixties.

The German voice which presents the clip in the beginning informs that “at the time, a critic called the film ‘a perfect synthesis of  metaphysical, spiritual and sexual feelings'”.

(Link: Rea. Thanks!)

so intense: double rainbow high on autotune with the Gregory Brothers

23 Jan

My question to you today is: can the youtube hive mind trip? or: whose hallucination is this?

V stands for..: Bert Brecht had his V-fx (distancing effects). Originally intended to make you think all the way “across” the distance set by the “Verfremdung” (estrangement), it seems by today’s standards you have to put in lots and lots of V’s to get things at least a little bit real.

Exquisite corpse: The surrealists had automatic writing. It was a bit uncanny to realize that language was making sense while you did not intend to. Who is making sense here? And when language can make sense without your intention, who did just say that, or: what exactly is dependent on your intention? Thoughts like that can easily become psychosis inducing.
So before the internet, before the notion of the hive mind the question of superindividuals was there, too. Social technologies like language can be conceived as collective unconscious mind. So, why shouldn’t it trip?

“I believe that one day we could have an accidental singer on top of the charts” The Gregory Brothers gave us “accidental singing”. What a nice term!

Sleeping Beauty In meta-musicals like Singing in the Rain people started dancing in the middle of everyday situations. A rhythm surfaced from a silly walk and the dance – it seemed – just followed naturally. By the act of movies like Singing in the rain the world was enriched with virtual dance waiting to be released from the rhythms surrounding us. Now our world has been enriched by a song sleeping in every news flash, voice or video post, in virtually all recorded language, waiting to be kissed awake by autotune.

Maybe V-effect has been translated to virtualizing effect without anyone intending, maybe the rainbow has never been so bright, so vivid, so intense, maybe one of the most familiar things today is living in a post-psychedelic culture.

Broadcast- Papercuts

22 Jan

I used to love this band so much! long stoned afternoons of a Jerusalem summer listening to Broadcast, but that hadn’t happened for a couple of years now. Sadly, I started looking for their videos only this week, when I heard about the untimely death of Trish Keenan, their lead singer.  The hypnotic object spinning in this video is a dream machine, that 7eit posted about here. So beautiful.



Mandelbox Trip

21 Jan

Mandelbrot Forever.

(Link: Kate. Thanks!)

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