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An Interview with Tokio Aoyama

Inspired by surrealists such as Picasso, Dali, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Tokio Aoyama also channels through his art the essences of peace, ascension and love, embodied by musicians such as Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Sun Ra, as well as celebrating the free-spirited nature of artists including...

Blue Mitchell by Tokio Aoyama

Event: Ancient Future presents the artist Tokio Aoyama

Exhibiting at: Hoxton Gallery – Drysdale Street, London N1 6NG Private Viewing:  Wednesday 22nd August 6.30pm – 10.30pm – Exhibition open daily from 11am – 7pm until 28th August 2012 www.ancientfuture.org.uk This August, in the Hoxton Gallery in London, come and be one of the first to intimately experience the...

Wind Wizards and Space Cadets: A Glade Festival Review 2012

Wind Wizards and Space Cadets: A Glade Festival Review 2012

First, before you walk into the main arena, you wander through a small wooded area, where the trees are tall and the canopies tower over you, shading you from the sky. At the entrance, a small, blond, curly-haired girl takes you by the hand and leads you further into the...

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Are you Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art by Ken Johnson

Originally published in 2011 ‘Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art’ by Ken Johnson is an examination of art since the 1960s. Complete with images and discussion, the book attempts to identify a psychedelic dimension in certain artists and art movements that have arisen since the heyday of...

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High Society by Mike Jay

‘High Society – Mind-Altering Drugs in History and Culture’ by Mike Jay is due to be published on November 8th 2010.  Produced in conjunction with the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition of the same name (November 11th – February 2011) in London, the book is an enthralling mixture of text and image that...

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Interview: Roger Keen

Roger Keen is an English film-maker and writer. He spent nearly 30 years working for companies like the BBC and ITV making television dramas, documentaries, news and consumer programmes. Since 2006 he has concentrated on his writing and his novelistic memoir ‘The Mad Artist – Psychonautic Adventures from the 1970s’...

Miserable Miracle by Henri Michaux

Miserable Miracle By Henri Michaux

Originally published in France in 1956 ‘Miserable Miracle’ by Henri Michaux explores the author/artist’s experiences with mescaline; an hallucinogenic drug originally derived from the Peyote cactus. Translated into English in 1963 by Louise Varèse, this review has been written from the 2002 New York Review of Books edition and contains...

Psychedelic Optical Visionary Art

Psychedelic Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s

Originally published in 2010 ‘Psychedelic – Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s’ is a visual history of the ‘psychedelic sensibility.’ Three essays, by the book’s editor David S. Rubin, Robert C. Morgan and Daniel Pinchbeck, introduce and frame the diverse selection of paintings, mixed-media and new media works, within...

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