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Unboxed - Dreamachine

Unboxed - Dreamachine

Dreamachine, a powerful new immersive experience exploring the limitless potential of the human mind, opens at Woolwich Public Market in London where it will run from 10 May - 24 July 2022. In Cardiff, Dreamachine will travel to the Temple of Peace, running from 12 May - 18 June 2022.

Inspired by an extraordinary but little-known 1959 invention by artist–inventor Brion Gysin, Dreamachine takes its audiences on a kaleidoscopic, visual journey through flickering light and sound, all experienced through closed eyes. Audiences take their seats in a space designed by Turner Prize-winning artists Assemble, creating a shared multisensory experience that is both highly personal, and collective.

Grammy and Mercury nominated composer Jon Hopkins has composed a new score for the work in 360-degree spatial sound, creating a unique and enveloping sonic world. A team of neuroscientists and philosophers from the University of Sussex and the University of Glasgow have collaborated with creative technology studio Holition to develop unique creative tools for audience reflection, all designed to encourage connection and conversation. Every experience of the Dreamachine will be completely individual.

Dreamachine is commissioned and presented as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.

MAY 10 – SEPTEMBER 25, 2022