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Hoptman, Laura J., 1962-



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Dream Machine / Gysin, Brion ; Laura Hoptman, curator ; Burroughs WS ; P-orridge G ; Giorno J., 2010

Identifier: CC-56811-10000179
Scope and Contents The Sackners attended this spectacular exhibition. Water Row Books: This is the first comprehensive survey of the works of the radical artist Brion Gysin, featuring a stunning selection of illustrations. During his lifetime Brion Gysin (1916-1986) inspired an array of artists, writers, poets and musicians, notably the Beat Generation. Since his death Gysin's own work has only increased in popularity, yet his radical approach to art defies categorization. Brion Gysin: Dream Machine is the first detailed study of Gysin's oeuvre in both art-historical and contemporary contexts. A devotee of invention, Gysin created paintings, drawings, photo-collages, installations, poetry and sound experiments. He produced the cut-up collage novel The Third Mind (1965) with William Burroughs, and with Ian Sommerville developed the Dreamachine (1961), a kinetic sculpture designed to induce visions by playing flickering light on the closed eyes of the viewer. This exciting new book, featuring incisive...
Dates: 2010

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