March 7 | 6-11pm
Whitebox Art Center and curator Lara Pan are introducing a multi disciplinary performance platform, PSYCHLOTRON* conceived by artist John Bonafede. Based in NYC, Psychlotron* is an interdisciplinary art and performance event, the name comes from the term psychologist Timothy Leary coined in the 1960s. Leary assimilated the term from the field of subatomic physics, in particular the spiral of magnets that align atoms before they are smashed together in a particle collider. That spiral of magnets is known as a cyclotron. The colliding particles in Leary’s social experimentation are the humans present. The concept is that psyches ¨smash¨ together in a creative context wherein unknown outcomes arise in an autonomous space.