Building the Dreamachine
Meet the team behind Dreamachine, an immersive experience that creates vivid illusions, kaleidoscopic patterns and explosions of colour behind your closed eyes in this special evening event. Inspired by an extraordinary but little-known 1959 invention by artist–inventor Brion Gysin, Dreamachine was designed to be the ‘first artwork to be experienced with your eyes closed.’ Gysin had a pioneering vision for his invention to replace the television in every home in America. Instead of passive consumers of mass-produced media, viewers of his Dreamachine would create their own cinematic experiences. Over sixty years later, Dreamachine has been radically reimagined as a powerful new kind of collective experience. Join some of the creators, Director Jennifer Crook, neuroscientist and bestselling author Anil Seth and Dr Jane Hall from the Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble, for a unique immersive glimpse into the experience, featuring music by Jon Hopkins and stunning visuals projected on screen in the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre.
Event typeEvent / Late opening