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Basim Magdy – New Acid

18 Mar

A psychedelic haze envelops a zoo: Le Cinéma Club (lecinemaclub.com)

60-MINUTE SPECIAL #12 | Cirque du Soleil | TORUK – The First Flight, Dralion, Amaluna

13 Mar

Vadi-Samvadi

27 Feb

Synesthetic operation between Indian classical music grammar and cinematic space-time. Super 8 film by Claudio Caldini. 1981 remake of 1976 original.
Music: Raga Sindhi Bhairavi: Sergio Bulgakov, sitar / Ricardo Hambra, Tabla / Claudio Caldini, tambura. Recorded live at the Centro Cultural Ciudad de Buenos Aires, 1986.

Jhené Aiko – The Trip

28 Jan

Hi everyone, my name’s Craig Clark and I’m a second year PhD student at Northumbria University. My research is focused on psychedelic aesthetics in film and television. DPV has proven to be an incredibly useful resource in my studies and a couple of my favourite psychedelic sequences (Taking Woodstock and Mad Men) are already on the site. I’d fully recommend checking them out if you haven’t already. Given the topic of my research, I thought I’d offer to contribute to the site and so here I am!

Although I’m not studying music video, the first one I wanted to share is Jhené Aiko’s short film, The Trip, which she released in conjunction with the album of the same name. Both album and film feature strong psychedelic themes and ideation throughout. In the film, Penny (played by Aiko), takes mushrooms with her companion Dante (Ben Whalen) while driving through the desert. They take the mushrooms at the 12 minute 40 second mark. A trip sequence dominated by animated visuals ensues. The whole film has a psychedelic quality to it and is worth watching to put the trip sequence into context.

Winston Hacking – Freetoe Lag

20 Sep

An Optical Poem – produced by Oskar Fischinger 1938

10 Sep

This groundbreaking short (7 minutes) was landmark in object animation with Fischinger manipulating hundreds of paper-cuts hung on invisible wires.

 

Myron Ort: OMMO (1972)

4 Aug

This was realised by painting directly onto the film and then optically manipulating, in several phases. By Myron Ort.

Debbie and Doug Drop Acid In the Desert

23 Jul

A short indie film about a couple who take acid to save their marriage does an impressive examining the effects of psychedelics on relationships and the mind.

Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable with The Velvet Underground (1967)

16 Jul

Classic 1960s psychedelia directed by Ronald Nameth.

Hudson Yards Video Game (Conner O’Malley)

11 May


Hilarious and disturbing “video game”; be sure to stick around for the unlocking of “Allyship”…where things get REALLY weird.

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