10 inch Dubplate, Edition of 30 + 5AP ‘s
Henk Heuer’s and Moritz Stumm’s -work Ibogain, modifies states of consciousness through audio visual stimulants. By incorporating acoustic illusions such as binaural beats, the Shepard-Risset-Glissando, and time-shifting polyrhythms, a psychoacoustic experiment emerges that is expanded by hypnotic, geometrical projections in the three-dimensional space.
Extracted from an African tropical plant, the hallucinogen Ibogan is administered in shamanic rituals and leads to a waking dream-consciousness. Sound and rhythm have always been used for healing and the enhancement of perception. Simultaneously, there is a belief in the enhancement of the human being through technology and science which has taken on religious traits. With the help of neuronal stimulation and so-called brain-computer interfaces, a new-, more efficient and intelligent human being is supposed to be created. The cooperation of Heuer and Stumm oscillates between these poles of archaic spirituality and the current tendencies of a supposed rational optimization of human beings. The cultural and psychic aspects of sound and music are recurrent motifs in Moritz Stumms artistic work.