William S. Burroughs in the Dreamachine

William S. Burroughs in the Dreamachine

DVD - 2015
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"The Dreamachine created in the early 1960s by artist Brion Gysin and mathematician Ian Sommerville is possibly the most effective of all the brain-wave simulators, which can create hallucinations and induced visions, without the use of drugs. When Beatnik writer William S. Burroughs introduced it to a wider audience in the 1980s it became a phenomenon in the underground scene, and was re-introduced by Dr. David Woodard in the 1990s when he started re-creating the Dreamachines. In this document[ary] filmmaker and photographer Jon Aes-Nihil films Woodard and Burroughs at LACMA, Los Angeles, California (1996, featuring Allen Ginsberg and Leonardo DiCaprio), the Nova Convention, Lawrence Kansas (1996) and visits Burroughs at his home (1997), recording the last footage of him, in a conversation on drugs and government policies, 6 months prior to his passing"--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : Cult Epics, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: DVD B Burroughs, W.S. WIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 70 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby Digital

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