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Announcing the Launch of the World’s First Psychedelic Video Museum

16 Apr

Today, on the day of Albert Hofmann’s first accidental LSD trip (3 days before official bicycle day), we are thrilled and excited to announce the inauguration of the world’s first Psychedelic Video Museum, a direct upshot of ten years of activity on this website, the Daily Psychedelic Video. The spectacular inauguration ritual will take place virtually on Bicycle Day at 3PM Eastern Time/12PM Pacific Time (noon)/8PM Greenwich Time/10PM Jerusalem Time.

After ten years of posting on psychedelic video a day, and with around 4,000 videos curated over the last decade, the DPV is the biggest collection of psychedelic videos on the web, and a global hub for psychedelic video fans.

Now, the time has come to take the mission of psychedelic beauty and joy to the next level. We are proud to give you the world’s first psychedelic video museum, a pioneering online museum resonating the current renaissance in psychedelic culture.

The new online museum features 700 videos carefully selected from the DPV collections and curated by themes, periods, styles and places. It includes 45 exhibitions with titles like “Soviet Psychedelia,” “Japanese Psychedelia,” “Israeli Psychedelia,” “Sixties Psychedelia,” “Oldie Psychedelia,” “Psychedelic Art Videos,” “Psychedelic Cinema,” “Psychedelic Animation,” “Psychedelic Hip Hop,” “Tribal Psychedelia,” “Psychedelic Activism,” etc. It utilizes the unique knowledgebase created in a decade of curating psychedelic videos in the DPV in order to offer its visitors a pioneering display of psychedelic video creativity.

Appearing in a period of a widely publicized “psychedelic renaissance” and renewed interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, the new museum adds a much-needed cultural dimension to the current psychedelic revival. In recent years, psychedelic art has received growing attention and was featured in prominent exhibitions by world-class museums such as London’s V&A museum and San Francisco’s de Young Museum. Art scholars and cultural critics have pointed to the seminal role played by psychedelia in shaping contemporary art and culture. The time is therefore ripe for a first museum exploring this ubiquitous and highly influential artistic style.

At a time when publics worldwide are called upon to safely stay at home, and in which it is impossible to travel in physical space, we are proud to allow our visitors a journey into their minds, to find beauty and joy even in grim, challenging days.  The Coronavirus period has been accompanied by a new interest in virtual museums and exhibition spaces. Most, however, provide only dim online versions of their physical selves. The Psychedelic Video Museum, by contrast, is the brainchild of the web, conceived as a purely digital effort and native to an era of digital art spaces.

The site will officially launch on the 19th of April 2020, on Bicycle Day (celebrating the 77th anniversary of the discovery of LSD), in a psychomagical online ceremony. Join us for the inauguration ritual of the Psychedelic Video Museum, where artists and wizards from different parts of the globe will consecrate the museum with performance, speech, dance, music and ritual.

Posting the first video ever posted on the Daily Psychedelic Video – The legendary Story from North America.

Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture]

11 Apr

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7 Sep

Moana | Sing for Te Fiti Who You Are | Full End Scene

15 Jun

Pocahontas | Colors of The Wind | Disney

8 Jun

Seder-Masochism full feature (Passover)

4 May

DAFT PUNK: Harder Better Faster Stronger

13 Apr

Best Psychedelic Videos of 2018

10 Jan

Enjoy this somewhat belated list of the best psychedelic videos of 2018. 2018 was a great year for psychedelic videos, as we’re sure you’ll appreciate from these videos.

How to watch these videos

We recommend dedicating an evening to watching these videos on big, high-rez screens, with good speakers and in a receptive, psychedelic state of mind (possibly aided by a mind-alterant) with a group of good friends. Let these videos take you on a journey.

Psychedelia in Film – Supercut

This video created by YouTube user Hazy Dazy does not contain even one original frame – yet it is a masterful mix of psychedelia in film, amounting to an erudite and exquisite essay on the psychedelic effect in cinema.  What’s more, it’s also damn effective and emulative of the real thing. A must watch. (Original Post).

Trevor Moore: The Story of Our Times – “My Computer Just Became Self Aware” – Uncensored

Trevor Moore created this hilarious music clip which tells the story of a dude whose computer got high on cocaine, DMT and a bunch of other drugs. (Original Post).

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: Apollo

Danish group Asteroids Galaxy Tour stunned us again, with this spectacular video for their single Apollo. Wow! (Original Post).

“Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” by The Flaming Lips

Flaming Lips released this video around Christmas this year. It’s been called an “acid drenched homage” to David Bowie’s and Bing Crosby’s 1977 collaborative effort (they originally released this song), with the band dressed as what some have identified as “futuristic alien knights.” We ourselves are not quite sure just what this video is about, but it certainly leaves a deliciously elfish impression on the soul. (Original Post).

“Drunk In LA” by Beach House

This video released by Beach House this year, masterfully utilizes special effects to create a captivating psychedelic effect. (Original Post).

Circles Around The Sun – One For Chuck

What an awe-some and awe-inspiring video Circles Around the Sun created here. It takes the viewer inward on a never-ending spiral of beauty and chill. (Original Post).

6-ION by Julius Horsthuis

Fractal Master Julius Horsthuis released two masterpieces this year (second one is next on this list). Horsthuis takes fractal aesthetic several layers beyond anything we’ve seen before, creating infinitely detailed spectacular landscapes that leave the viewer gasping. (Original Post).

BIRDS OF PARADISE – Eternal Recurrence / Julius Horshuis

The mentioned second fractal masterpiece by Master Horsthuis. (Original Post).

“Thunderclouds” by LSD ft. Sia, Diplo, Labrinth

This awesome video titled “LSD-Thunderclouds” was released by Sia, Deeplo and Labyrinth this August and received hundreds of millions of views, proving once again that psychedelic styles and references can make their way into pop music’s most successful acts. (Original Post).

Sandbox Immersive Festival 2018

A visually stunning trailer to the China’s virtual media festival, “Sandbox Immersive Festival” showed again that psychedelic effects are continuing to trickle into Chinese media. (Original Post).

Larytta – Osama Obama

How could two people have the exact same day, and such different lives? Which is better, being Obama or being Osama? A tale about duplicity, the ironies of life and your possible doppelgänger. (Original Post).

BajaAjax – Commercial District (animation: Paul Plastic)

Awesome video by BajaAjax will not fail in getting into a chilly psychedelic mood. (Original Post).

Tal National – Akokas

This kickass video by West African group Tal National opened us to the vibrant African psychedelic scene with a fresh mixture of rocking sounds and colors from the black continent. (Original Post).

See the Stunning Beauty of Flowers Exposed to Fire, Ice, and Ink | Short Film Showcase

A breathtaking video by National Geographic mixes flowers, fire and ice. (Original Post).

Maniac Intro Scene

Also, Netflix released a new and impressive mini-series titled Maniac this year, and the opening scene… It was… damn! (Original Post).

 

Videos from past years published on the DPV in 2018

These videos were not made on 2018, but they were first featured on the DPV this year and we thought they merit your attention, so we added them on this list.

Kate Tempest – Europe is Lost

Wow, Kate Tempest blew my mind! This video is not psychedelic in the classic sense, but it is highly mind-evocative. And if psychedelic consciousness means anything, I think this highly timely, poignant, so true video by Tempest, tearing the masks off the current structures of global power and control is just spot on. (Original Post).

Journey To The Center – Bassnectar

Sebastian Wahl and Lake Media take you on mind-boggling a journey to the center. (Original Post).

James Hood – Tapestry

A relaxing journey along ethereal realities of beauty and calm. (Original Post).

Ward- Hiphopefullyzz (prod. by E&K)

A stunning journey into the depths of fantasia-land. (Original Post).

Etienne de Crecy – No Brain (By Fleur & Manu )

A hardcore journey in techno-landscapes. (Original Post).

John Hickman – Cascade – Official animated music by Michael Buzan

With all those computer generated graphics increasingly taking over psychedelic video, it’s always good to encounter a new gem by psychedelic master-painter Micach Buzan. (Original Post)

Junior Senior – “Move Your Feet

“Everybody, move your feet and feel united!” Quite possibly the best feelgood video ever. Just can’t listen to this without my mood shooting a zillion points into the sky. (Original Post).

 

 

When Black Birds Fly (Trailer) – Jimmy ScreamerClauz

4 Jun

Trailer for the full-length psychedelic horror film by Jimmy ScreamerClauz.  The trailer alone is an endurance test, to say nothing of the insanity that may be induced by watching the entire film!  Proceed with extreme trepidation, disturbing content warning!

Soviet Hippies (2017)

6 Feb



A very special documentary directed by Terje Toomistu.

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