Binary art takes shape in experiments like Brion Gysin’s Dreamachine (circa 1960). The Dreamachine is a cylindrical modulating light that rapidly flickers through a perforated pattern and causes one to enter a dream-like hallucinogenic state.
“Dreamachine visions usually begin by the meteorically rapid transit of infinite series of abstract elements. These may be followed in time by clear perception of faces, figures and the apparent entractment of highly colored serial pseudo-events. In other words, dreams in color.”
The shape of Gysin’s design is similiar to Fillippo Dell’Orto’s elongated Hal 9003, whichÂ combinesÂ solid form with transparency and illumination, creating radical a form that pleases both the eyes and the senses.