VIDEO AND INSTALATION
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Research that studies the visual effects of psilocybin and how they can be reproduced through art to use neurostimuli for well-being.
Visual Psilocybin Therapy is a project about the visual effects of psilocybin and its therapeutic power.
Psilocybin is an alkaloid found in fungi of the genus Psilocybe sp. and it works by mimicking the effects of serotonin and occurs in the attainment of altered states of consciousness in the search for the divine and self-knowledge. Currently, spiritualists and scientists have been studying in psilocybin an experience on the deepest areas of the psyche, never reached in ordinary states of consciousness. Promising studies report the therapeutic potential of psilocybin in the treatment of refractory depression and other disorders of the mind and show a great relationship with conventional neuropharmacology - psilocybin is capable of performing changes in nerve conductions, opening a spectrum of possibilities in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. What was once just spirituality, today, is allied to science.
The visual effects of psilocybin include profound perceptual-cognitive changes such as visual and sensory hallucinations, auditory distortions, synesthesia, well-being, ego death (complete loss of subjective sense of identity) and suggest learnings as the entheogen acts as a psychic guide. This project suggests that we can expand the cognitive studies of psilocybin, reproducing the visual effects and creating visual, sensory and auditory neurostimuli, based on applied studies, which suggest an alteration of consciousness as a therapeutic end.
With the increasing and popularization of treatment against depression and anxiety, technology becomes a tool in the creation of alternative therapies in order to minimize the effects caused by such diseases, and can create a safe place for a creative journey in your self-knowledge.
In the installation there is an oracle in cube that can be activated by the user, in which the words spoken were written by the artist during the use of the entheogen.
Diante aos avanços tecnológicos e a liquidez das relações digitais, essa parte do projeto visa reproduzir os efeitos visuais criados em ambiente de realidade aumentada também no metaverso.
Oráculocibina faz alusão a substância psilocibina e as Sibilas, que na antiguidade tratava-se de mulheres oraculares a quem se atribuíam o dom da profecia, e também Maria Sabina. Essa reprodução é realizada em uma sala que consta com vídeos espalhados nas quatro paredes, no teto e no chão, com um cubo em seu centro no qual ocorre uma performance imaterial no qual esse cubo, guia a experiência atravês da fala com um enredo subjetivo. Ao fundo uma música neuroestimulante é tocada para potencializar a experiência sensorial.
A idéia dessa instalação no metaverso, especificamente o CryptoVoxel é a democratização dessa experiência, também podendo ser um refúgio para pessoas que estão precisando de um lugar seguro e podem encontrar nessa experiência sensorial algum alívio.
Technical Data Sheet - Fungi
Hifa Cybe (General Direction, Artistic Concept, Art Direction, Production, Script and Performance)
Alexia Pires (Art Direction and Set Assistant), Toshi San (Rigger/Shibari), Guilherme Todorov (3D Artist), Vj Spetto (Videomapping Director), Juliana Lelis (Videomapping Assistant 1), Monica Rosa (Videomapping Assistant 2), Rafael Avancini (Photography Direction), Kurt Rocha (Photography Assistant) , Giovanna Quarterone (Motion Designer), Elisa Monteiro (Main Soundtrack - Mudo Mundo), Celio Barros (Sound Design - Present Moment)