It makes my hair hurt is an expression we use in our family. I have no idea where it came from, but to us it’s something so mesmerizing your mind has been stretched beyond your skull to the point you need the very tips of your hair to start to begin to understand what’s happening. And this is how I would describe The Dark Side of the Moon at Dynamic Earth.
I’ve no idea how the filming is created, but images take on the illusion of 3D in an awe inspiring display set to the music of Pink Floyd. The effect is quite literally mind-boggling as ethereal shapes dance across the screen, spinning planets slowly tumble towards you before altering course to fade into the distant night sky, complex graphic lines lead you through tunnels or light flashes through the blades of descending helicopters.
There are sections of the display that blissfully peaceful, sections that are mechanical, sections that are psychedelic, sections that are thought provoking – the list goes on.
The show is so complex and so clever that you leave with a slight feeling of your head not being attached to your body in the same way it was when you entered – I absolutely loved it and would go back again (and again and again).
Screenings: 23 September, 30 September, 7 October and 14 October
Tickets £10.oo at: Dynamic Earth
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