Being Human Festival, 10-19th November 2022
The Atkinson, Southport, UK
Exhibition opening events: 11-12 Nov.
"Meet an artist" evenings: 18-19 Nov.
Family friendly Saturdays: 12th and 19th November
Experience Ganzflicker, a centuries-old psychedelic flickering light practice that creates visual illusions and altered states of consciousness, and has been used to reveal the hidden inner workings of the human imagination. Open your eyes to a showcase of historic Ganzflicker techniques and discover what artists and scientists have to say about the mind’s ability to shape the experience of reality. The exhibition includes interactive installations and activities aimed at all ages, including video projections, wearable “hypnobuckets”, and an art and collage table where you can illustrate your personal Ganzflicker experiences.
Below, you will find our virtual exhibition, showcasing various Ganzflicker illusions, art, and current research. All virtual experiences can be viewed from a mobile phone!
Learn more about our "meet an artist" event HERE
See the slideshow of experiences from the event!
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Meet artist Kirsten Baron!
Lots of people have wild and colorful visual experiences using the various Ganzflicker techniques that are showcased above - but sometimes it's hard to translate that experience into art!
Kirsten Baron is a professional artist who has expertise painting the visual imagination. From 18-19th November, she will be available in the Atkinson museum to bring your Ganzflicker experience to the canvas!
CLICK HERE to learn more about Kirsten and see examples of her work
See below for Kirsten's impressions from the exhibition
Special thanks to:
Jan Schniete, Edge Hill University Michael Whetnall, Edge Hill University
James Curwen, Edge Hill University Jonathan Grieve, Edge Hill University
Roger Perrin, Edge Hill University Mark Molloy, Edge Hill University
Eliot Phillips Anil Seth, University of Sussex
Stephen Whittle, The Atkinson
Interns from Edge Hill University: Luiza Quinn, Wesley Nixon, Toby Crookes