"An overwhelming flood of intensely bright colours exploded behind my eyelids: a multi-dimensional kaleidoscope whirling out through space. I was swept out of time. I was out in a world of infinite number...Was that a vision? What happened to me?" — This is an excerpt from Brin Gysin's diary written on 21 December 1958 when he passed through a woodland while riding the bus to Marseilles. The diary describes the psychedelic images he saw when he closed his eyes as a result of the light flickering through the trees. The experience inspired artist Brian Gysin, novelist William S. Burroughs and engineer Ian Sommerville to develop the "Dreamachine" — a machine that flickers light at a fixed frequency to create the psychedelic experience.
"Dreamachine" has come to symbolize the zeitgeist/culture of the Beat Generation. It draws on various psychology and cognition studies including neuroscience, perceptions, consciousness, and dreams. Science aside, the Dreamachine also involves visual art, sound art and a diverse range of media. DimensionPlus has been exploring other possibilities since it first became fascinate by the Dreamachine a few years back . This time around, the work "Interzone" is named after writer William Burroughs novel of the same name. While the Japanese alleyways in Taipei Zhongshan District allude to post-WWII Tangier in Morocco; a sanctuary for people of all races to find their peace of mind, they also symbolize the significance of being able to enter and exit the consciousness and space and time at will. Join us on a ride on the Dreamachine and journey through the "Interzone".
Dimension Plus, a New Media Arts Creative Team, founded by Escher Tsai (Taiwan) and Keith Lam (Hong Kong) at 2009, focuses on art and technology. Their projects focus on New Media-embedded space and cross-discipline interactive design, embedding New Media Arts into industry, enhancing audience experience by interacting and touching with the media.
In the digital era, we still believe the sense of existence while we are living in the real world. By mixing-and-matching of Digital-Physical, we transfer the invisible and digital into a tangible and visible texture, creating works with combination of digital and analog, linking the digital and physical from two heterogeneous dimensions.
Their creative appears in various of area including expo, exhibition, art festival and etc, and in various of cities and countries including Italy, Austria, Japan, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taiwan.