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Being Human Festival, 10-19th November 2022

The Atkinson, Southport, UK

CLICK HERE to get your free tickets to the exhibition opening events: 11-12 Nov.

CLICK HERE to get your free tickets to our "meet an artist" evenings: 18-19 Nov.

No tickets required for our family friendly Saturday events between 10am-4pm

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”, an art and collage table where you can illustrate your personal Ganzflicker experiences, and a research station where you can take part in scientific studies.

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!

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Benham's Top

A black-and-white disk, when spun like a top, induces the experience of illusory colors!

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Gysin's Dreamachine

A spinning cylinder of shadow shapes induces the experience of altered states of consciousness!

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Ganzflicker

An immersive red-and-black flicker that induces pseudo-hallucinations within seconds - try it online now!

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Hypnobuckets

An immersive recreational light flicker experience featured at art festivals and dance clubs, and now free to try at the live Ganzflicker exhibit!

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UNBOXED Dreamachine

The latest Dreamachine sensation that toured across the UK in 2022 - a planetarium-style exhibit that uses powerful flickering lights to elicit psychedelic experiences!

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Our Team

Our Collaborators and Contributors:

Jan Schniete, Edge Hill University                                               Jonathan Grieve, Edge Hill University

Roger Perrin, Edge Hill University                                                Anil Seth, University of Sussex

Eliot Phillips

Our Sponsors

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