Flicker: Brion Gysin and his Dream Machine

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  72 min.
Release Date: February 4, 2009

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FLICKER: Brion Gysin and his Dream Machine explores poet, artist and mystic Brion Gysin and his dream machine through interviews with William S. Burroughs, punk rocker Iggy Stooge, Marianne Faithful, DJ Spooky, poet John Girono, and Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic TV. The dream machine looks simple enough. A 100 watt bulb, a motor, and a rotating cylinder with cutouts. Just sit in front of it, close your eyes and wait for the richness to come. The dream machine offers a drugless high that its creator Brion Gysion believed would revolution human consciousness. Brion Gysin (1916-1986) was a multimedia artist and mystic most famous in his lifetime for inventing a system called THE CUT UPS often credited to his best friend and soul mate, Beat writer William S. Burroughs.

Director: Nick Sheehan

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