Graduation movie from LISAA Animation – Paris (2016) by James Lewis Jenkins
Short film based on real experiences of increased resolution in mental imagery.
Dreams, the imagination and stored visual imagery in memory play an important role in all our daily lives. They are the basis of invention and use cognitive processes which are not well understood by even the leading neuroscientists. This short film is a testament to the brains ability to see things with the mind’s eye clearly and precisely as 3-dimensional visual imagery.
All 3D models, animation and musical score by Australian visual artist and researcher Liam Key.
Liam has a PhD work “Using 3D animation to visualise N, N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) complex visual hallucinations”, which was unfortunately rejected due to major errors in terms of the scientific method. I still recommend to check it out as he worked directly with Rick Strassman M.D, developing 12 x 3D animated scenes of complex visual hallucinations recorded in the most recent human DMT study done in the past 40 years.
A silent protagonist explores the entheogen Dimethyltryptamine in this animated, allegoric depiction of the mechanisms society has to damage and abstract the self.
A fine Data-Mosh-Trip, ‘Metal Fence with Dry Leaves’ from Spanish video artist Mateo Amaral. Translates: “Jungle wind, ocean waves extending as much as they can reach the inner senses and much more too. A network is stirred by sounds of leaves, the network separates things. DMT circulating in the brain.”
We already know that Dolphins, cats and many other animals use plants and natural substances to alter their consciousness.
Take this jaguar for instance, who seeks out and then happily munches on the Banisteriopsis caapi vine located in rain forests of South America.
The interesting part for me was the first bit where Simon Posford describes his DMT experience!