Friday, March 06, 2015

Nik Sheehan: FLicKeR (2008)

FLicKeR (2008), a trippy Canadian documentary directed by Nik Sheehan, delivers a good, eclectic soundtrack via Edmund Eagan, a mix of colorful visuals (archival included) and thoughtful interviews. Plenty of intense, interesting stuff to mull over. 

Watching FLicKeR or a Dream Machine directly, it's hard to escape the occasional bombardment of light -- you may need to close your eyes at times, or feel nauseous. Those who peer directly into the Dream Machine are said in the film to have about a one in four thousand chance of being thrown into a seizure -- especially if prone to epilepsy. Best to keep one's eyes closed in front of the spinning lights and colors. And: unless you want to go blind, don't stare into the Sun. Or so it is said. 
DJ Spooky / That Subliminal Kid

Kenneth Anger
William S. Burroughs (archival)
Cybernetic Tortoise (1950)
Dream Machine
John Dunbar
Sophie Duplaix
Marianne Faithfull
John G. Geiger (book: Chapel of Extreme Experience: A Short History of Stroboscopic Light and the Dream Machine
John Giorno
Brion Gysin (archival)
Brian Jones’ spirit energy
Jean-Jaques Lebel
Genesis P-Orridge & Psychic TV
Iggy Pop
Lee Renaldo
Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways
Ian Sommerville (archival)
DJ Spooky aka That Subliminal Kid
And others! 

Today's Rune: Wholeness. 


Barbara Bruederlin said...

What an iconic photo on the cover! Holy wrinkles, Iggy!

Charles Gramlich said...

I do rather enjoy Iggy Pop

jodi said...

Erik, I have read about the seizure thing before but it's usually a video game danger. Nuts!