‘Dreamachine’ @ Wales’ Temple of Peace

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Date(s) - 12/05/2022 - 18/06/2022
All Day


Over May and June 2022, the Temple is delighted to host ‘Dreamachine‘: an immersive experience like no other.

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Sit back, close your eyes and join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore the extraordinary potential of your own mind.  This powerful new kind of collective experience will come from within, conjured entirely by light and music. The colourful world of the Dreamachine will unfold behind your closed eyes – created by your own brain and completely unique to you. The most complex technology required is the brain itself.

What will you see? How will you feel? Only you will know because every experience of the Dreamachine will be completely personal. You might see patterns and shapes, cities and landscapes, or abstract waves of shifting colours. It might feel like a rollercoaster ride, a journey through time and space, or you might even drift into sleep. An opportunity to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect with both yourself, and others, this unique experience will shed  light on how differently we see and make sense of the world around us.

Dreamachine has been created by a team of leading minds in architecture, technology, music, neuroscience, and philosophy, including Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble and Grammy-nominated composer Jon Hopkins. It is inspired by an extraordinary 1959 invention by artist Brion Gysin, described as the ‘first artwork to be experienced with your eyes closed’.

Now, over sixty years later,  the 21st century Dreamachine has been radically re-imagined into a seated, multisensory experience with an immersive lightscape and 360 degree spatial sound. Like a modern kind of campfire, you’ll share your Dreamachine journey with a group of up to 32 people at a time. After your experience, you’ll be invited to reflect on what you saw, what you heard and how you felt – by yourself, or with others.

Guardian Review of ‘Dreamachine’ ; Dreamachine review in Wallpaper Magazine; Evening Standard review; Times Review;

Dreamachine on Twitter

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