Flotspot & Flotspot Pro
Flicker Occasioned Trance Spot, a project dispersed. 2004-5
The human flicker fusion threshold is gauged at 16 Hertz (cycles per second): The observer can visually perceive the pulsation of light occurring 16 times per second or less. Carefully observed light flicker encourages human brainwave (hz) synchronization rates for Deep Relaxation (Alpha 8-13 hz), Semi-consciousness (Theta 4-7 hz), and Deep Unconsciousness (Delta .5-3.5 hz).
FLOTSPOT asks participants to place stickers at locations where light flicker is observed, such as a malfunctioning light bulb, occasioning an opportunity for individual or group trance states. FLOTSPOT enables individuals to mark or create the sites of their own trance experiences while inviting those who see the stickers to obtain their own singular or group semi-conscious states. It is hoped that the public display of FLOTSPOT stickers will suggest the viability and productivity* of collective trance states.
FLOTSPOTPro asks participants to modify tungsten light sources in public locations in order to create a flicker effect, occasioning an opportunity for individual or group trance states. FLOTSPOTPro enables individuals to create the sites for their own trance experiences while inviting others to engage in singular or group semi-conscious mental states. It is hoped that the increased availability of flicker locations will encourage the viability and productivity* of collective trance states.
FLOTSPOT RE-FORMS THE NOTION OF PRODUCTIVITY. WE ARE DECIDEDLY NOT CONCERNED WITH EFFICIENCY, ECONOMY, OR USE. WE DO NOT WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO PROGRESS, AS IT’S COMMONLY UNDERSTOOD. WE KNOW THAT TO TRULY MOVE FORWARD WE MUST FIRST MOVE UPWARD. BY ELEVATING OUR MIND/BODIES FROM PETTY INDIVIDUALISTIC CONCERNS TOWARDS THE SYNCHRONIZATION OF OUR COLLECTIVE BRAINWAVES WE TRAVEL UP FROM THE BASE AND INTO THE EXQUISITE. WHAT OF GOALS? WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN GOALS. WE ARE INTERESTED IN STATES OF BEING, IN COLLECTIVE SOCIAL SPACES, IN COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS. WE RE-PURPOSE THE IDEALS OF 20TH CENTURY REMOTE CONNECTIVITY, TO A 21RST CENTURY CONNECTIVITY EFFECTED THROUGH COLLECTIVE ALTERED MENTAL STATES. WE KNOW THAT THIS LEADS TO COMPASSION, AS TRANS-LINKED SYNCHRONIZED NEURONS RE-FORM THE STATUS QUO THROUGH AFFINITY AND EMPATHY.