This looks very interesting.
The original story/concept, and the movie based upon it.
I don't know where one could find it nearby, I got this sent in a mail out from the VanCity theater (the Vancouver International Film Center)
[FLICK] Vancity Theatre Screenings
Canada, 2008, 75 min, DigiBeta
Directed By: Nik Sheehan
In 1958, while on a train, Brion Gysin experienced a strange psycho/physiological phenomenon: sunlight flickering through the trees as the train sped along induced a kind of euphoria, a drugless high. Gysin was compelled to invent a machine recreating his experience, one capable of producing the same effect in other viewers, Gysin's “dream machine” was meant to explore consciousness and to plumb the possibilities of the human brain. Though never successfully marketed to the public, the dream machine reached cult-like status in the artistic underground. Director Nik Sheehan uses Gysin's magical machine as the basis for a philosophical exploration of art's potential and the role of the artist. Was the dream machine simply inducing a physiological response, or is it capable of provoking transcendent visions? Gysin's wide scope of ideas inspired not only the Beats, but also the artists succeeding them, many of whom share their diverse thoughts on Gysin's work, including Marianne Faithfull, Kenneth Anger, Iggy Pop, and Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo. As one Gysin follower put it, “art doesn't stop when you close your eyes,” and neither do the questions Sheehan raises in his rich examination of an artist whose ideas about art and consciousness were radical and influential. http://www.flickerflicker.com
for a little more media!
Cats tripping out.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqjvI93O8uE
this is a nice example, too.