On the opening day I stumbled upon an interesting electro-chemical sensory experiment while entranced in a lovely, other-worldly synaesthetic atmosphere. I began—for some reason or another—blinking rapidly while swaying my head in the familiar looping figure of the infinity symbol. I found great hypnotic joy in the rapid, rhythmic blinking and fluidly looping head movement. This simple, repetitive action amplified the notion of the film of life running on a reel—the reality reel, revealed—so to speak. I would turn my eyelid-powered stroboscope on and off from Ott on Day 2 to Braincell on Day 7. The experience of this joyous perceptual experiment urged me to further explore the slightly psychtropic stroboscopic topic.
I first explored and played with the word phonetically. In fact, it inspired a verse in "Cyclopsian Octopodes." Following the word play, etymological curiosity ensued. The word stroboscope is derived from the Greek, strobos 'whirling' and skopein ‘look at.’ Interestingly, my head was doing just that: whirling; while my eyes were looking at their Dance Temple surroundings through different shutter speeds. I literally transformed myself into a human stroboscope. Talk about Boom being a transformational festival.