Brion Gysin's Dreamachine (DVD + Book + Dreamachine) (Merch)


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Includes a fully functional Dreamachine, designed to Brion Gysin's specifications.

The package released by Soleilmoon includes a fully functional Dreamachine, designed to Brion Gysin's specifications, printed and diecut on sturdy, flexible and long-lasting vinyl. It's ready for use, right out of the box. Simply connect the overlapping velcro-lined edges, center the cylinder on an LP, lock it in place with a few pieces of sticky tape and then place it on a turntable, preferably one that can rotate at 78 RPM, although 45 RPM will work, too. Hang a lightbulb inside, then seat yourself near the rotating cyclinder, close your eyes and wait for the dreamstate to be induced. An accompanying book includes three essays written by Andrew McKenzie, excerpts from a previously unpublished 1980 interview with Brion Gysin, and extensive notes on the dreamchine itself, written by McKenzie. The DVD contains four distinct sections, beginning with 'Pirate TV', a 45 minute documentary film produced by Rabotnik TV and first aired in Amsterdam in 1988. This program was later released on VHS video by Staalplaat and Soleilmoon. Next is 'Aorta', a short documentary on the first public exhibition of the Dreamachine 1988, in Amsterdam. Andrew McKenzie's 2008 lecture at CPH:DOX Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen follows. At the conclusion of the lecture the camera cuts an adjoining room where several Dreamachines are operating. It's worth noting that these particular Dreamachines were prototypes produced by Soleilmoon, which gives you a sense of how long this project has taken. The final section of the DVD features three audio-visual pieces, with sound composed by Andrew McKenzie. All of the audio material on the DVD is intended to be played on a 5.1 surround system, but is compatible with stereo equipment.

Additional Details

Label: Soleilmoon Recordings

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

Run Time: 120 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 07/12/16

UPC: 753907900392

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