|Writers||John Geiger (book "Chapel of Extreme Experience: A Short History of Flicker")
Nik Sheehan (written by)
|Cast||Brion Gysin Kenneth Anger Marcus Boon Udo Breger Catherine Clément Ira Cohen Brett Despotovich John Dunbar Sophie Duplaix Marianne Faithfull John Geiger John Giorno Rhodri Hayward Michael Innanen Jean-Jacques Lebel Leila Hadley Luce Richard Metzger Bastiaan ter Meulen Madame Odillard Iggy Pop|
|Awards||2008 Hot Docs Festival|
|Plot||Artist 'Brion Gysin' (qv) developed the Dream Machine. The device has in its core a 100-watt light bulb, which is surrounded by a spinning open column with windows to allow the light to shine through. To be experienced with ones eyes closed, the Dream Machine has a flickering effect of light and dark, much like a strobe light. The experience has been described as hypnotic or hallucinogenic. Some have called the Dream Machine a drug-less high. Gysin, through archival interviews, many of the Dream Machine's users, some of whom are friends of Gysin, and scientists tell of their experiences with the machine and speculate on its physiological effects.... see Flicker on IMDb|
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