FLicKeR, a documentary by Nik Sheehan
August 12 – 14 2010
With a custom-made Dreamachine in tow, director Nik Sheehan takes us on a journey into the life of Brion Gysin—his art, his complex ideas, and his friendships with some of the twentieth century’s key counterculture figures. Featuring greats like William S. Burroughs (in archival footage), singer Marianne Faithfull, guitarist Lee Renaldo of Sonic Youth, singer/artist Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic TV, poet John Giorno, rocker Iggy Pop, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, and artist/turntablist DJ Spooky, FLicKeR is a hypnotic documentary. Taking the Dreamachine as the basis of its explorations, FLicKeR asks crucial questions about the nature of art and consciousness, and imagines humanity liberated to explore its creativity in complete freedom.