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Quentin and his Birdbox Orchestra featuring his 18th Century hand teacher

9 Jul

Bizarre and beautiful.

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.

“Super Rad!” by The Aquabats

22 Jul

Californian psychedelic slapstick ska from the 90s!

“Asleep In The Deep” by Mastodon

6 May

Trippy cats and puppets from hell… what more could you ask for?

“Someone to Lose” by Wilco

3 Sep

Dengue Dengue Dengue music clips

8 Jul

Peruvian, Lima based group Dengue Dengue Dengue are into some weird electronic shaman shit. Enjoy!

 

 

Aphex Twin – “On”

22 May

From the Irish-born English electronic band Aphex Twins, off there first major label and EP “On”

Etze li ha’Shuka – SHEFITA [the market song]

10 Oct

Israeli singer Shefita’s version to a Nostalgic Israeli children’s song “Etze Li Ha’Suka” (The Market Song), “filmed in Tel-Aviv Israel, and made with lots of love to all the animals and living creatures on this planet!”

Gong – Dynamite and other unbelievable psychedelic 1970s gems from Gong

13 Aug

That the 1970s were one helluva crazy ass time, becomes immediately obvious to anyone watching these videos by Gong. It’s hard to believe that such far-out performances were ever allowed on national television, much less that they garnered international success. What’s more, its hard to imagine anything like this going on national television these days. These four videos by Gong show the full creative madness of Gong wizard Daevid Allen, who passed away last year, an inspiring reality hacker, if there ever was one.

This is what his son Orlando Monday Allen wrote to upon Allen’s death.

“And so dada Ali, bert camembert, the dingo Virgin, divided alien and his other 12 selves prepare to pass up the oily way and back to the planet of love. And I rejoice and give thanks. Thanks to you dear dear daevid for introducing me to my family of magick brothers and mystic sisters, for revealing the mysteries, you were the master builder but now have made us all the master builders. As the eternal wheel turns we will continue your message of love and pass it around. We are all one, we are all gong. Rest well my friend, float off on our ocean of love. The gong vibration will forever sound and its vibration will always lift and enhance. You have left such a beautiful legacy and we will make sure it forever shines in our children and their children. Now is the happiest time of yr life. Blessed be”

DAEVID ALLEN, 1938-2015, RIP

The Tale of Hillbelly – Encyclopedia Pictura

10 Jun

A limber backwoods yogi treks through a hilly landscape of evergreens while a cute little fox has a gutsy adventure. I have never seen anything that looks like this video. The combination of live-action costumes, fairytale backgrounds, experimental puppetry and sweet practical effects creates a familiar yet creepy world. Encyclopedia Pictura is the studio that brought us  Panda Bear’s lush and psychedelic “Boys Latin” video. There’s an interview with the creators Daren Rabinovitch, Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch talking about the process of making this labor of love in Juxtapose Magazine. 

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