Psych Art Freak Out!

In the current Dazed October issue, we delve into the new wave of extreme psychedelic art.

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(Backround image from Takeshi Murata "Cone Eater", 2004

A new wave of psychedelic art is splicing together YouTube videos, internet graphics and forgotten technologies to create mind-bending forms that reflect our media-saturated age. In the current Dazed October issue, our visual arts editor Francesca Gavin takes a trip to its outer limits. It was never going to be enough just to write about it though, and so we have curated an online exhibition here of four pieces of work by the medium's pioneers, all featured in the October issue.

Read the full feature in the current Dazed October issue out now.


(Photograph of Mark Titchner's installation The Eye Don't See Itself taken by Colin Davison)

Mark Titchner "Ivy Meet Mike" 2007
The Turner Prize nominee curated the event The Psychosomatic Acid Test at the GSK space in London earlier this year and created the cerebral-bending installation The Eye Don't See Itself.

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(From Jimmy Joe Roche "How to Make a Toothbeef Sandwich", 2007)


Jimmy Joe Roche "Power Wagons" 2009
Master of the hyper-video work full of mash-up effects and visceral visuals, Baltimore-based Roche also makes neon paper installations and hooks plants up to heart monitors.

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(From Takeshi Murata, "Untitled", 2007)


Takesh Murata Excerpt of the "Cone Eater", 2004
From his initial fascination with flipbooks and 8-bit animation, Murata has become a pioneer of tech-art experimentalism, known for his layered, swirling, pixelated video animations.

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(From Jim Drain "Pig Medley 3")


Jim Drain - Excerpt of "Pig Medley 3"
Hailing from Miami, Florida, Drain has made costumes for The Gossip, music with his band Forefield and neon knitted sculptures that resemble 3D fractals.

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