Regeneration this November
At the Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, London. W11 2AY
SATURDAY 17TH – SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2012
Limited ‘Early Bird’ Tickets available at The Tabernacle (www.tabernaclew11.com) at £47 (weekend) and £27 (day)
Contact Regenration: firstname.lastname@example.org
An interactive weekend of exploring altered states of experience.
10% discount off the publicised ticket prices from the 5th October to the 12th October
Regenerate (v. ri-jen-uh-reyt)
– 1 bring or come into renewed existence.
– 2 impart new, more vigorous, and spiritually greater life to (a person or institution etc.).
– 3 reform one-self.
– 4 invest with a new and higher spiritual nature.
REGENERATION is a 2-day event at which everyone will be a participant. A festival unlike any other, it will integrate live and interactive arts, live music, expanded cinema & multi-media experiences with academic talks and discussions, all with the intent of exploring altered states of consciousness and their influence on the arts. Participants are encouraged to attend both days, establish a sense of community and ‘regenerate’.
Regeneration will combine the fun of creative play with awe-inspiring immersive environments and thoughtful academic discussion. The event attempts to address the problems of our troubled times by asking, ‘is the solution to our problems inside of us? Can altered states of consciousness, however they are achieved, offer insight and a sense of renewal, both for the individual and for society at large?’
Continuing a stream of public events investigating this hypothesis, including the Wellcome Collection’s High Society exhibition (2010) and an inter-disciplinary conference at the University of Kent, Breaking Convention (April 2011), Regeneration sets out to deliver an enjoyable weekend of creative and thought provoking activities and performances in the wonderful environment of the Tabernacle (Notting Hill).
The component of the event devoted to talks and discussions will be convened by writer, researcher and academic Dr. David Luke under the banner, ‘What do psychedelics mean?’ Talks will be given by Dr. Luke and a host of eminent academics and researchers, including clinical psychiatrist Dr. Ben Sessa, medical & ecological anthropologists Dr. Cameron Adams and Dr. Anna Waldstein, and senior law lecturer Charlotte Walsh. The talks will explore the possible benefits psychedelics offer contemporary medical, psychological and sociological research and will explain their effects.
The talks will be followed by evenings devoted to exploring and demonstrating ways in which the psychedelic experience has influenced the arts, with particular emphasis on time-based media. Participants will have the opportunity to experience live performances, film screenings and art forming a multimedia environment. Key elements of this explorative environment will include film-art performance by Stanley Schtinter and Susu Laroche, hand-manipulated projections by the Bardo Light Show, brainwave visualization by Luciana Haill, art by Tokio Aoyama, screen ings of films (including Solar Flares Burn For You, a programme of British short experimental films 1967-73 from the BFI National Archive) and an expertly curated soundtrack by DJs. Utilising a hybrid of cutting edge and vintage technology, the environment, while exploring and referencing the psychedelic experience, will accentuate participatory pleasure, while facilitating the sharing of an altruistic, communal experience.
Enhancing this mix of audio-visual pleasures will be a programme of live music from including The Time and Space Machine, Wolf People, Sterling Roswell and DJ Food.