Transistor Yantras is a transformation of the initially perceived randomness and noise from television static by mirroring and repetition. Much like traditional yantras —mystical diagrams similar to mandalas— the geometric repetition of these images act as electronically generated ritual charms. The strobing of the images inherent to the flickering television screen is slowed to produce a constant frequency near 10 pulses per second, turning the screen into a hypnagogic device —based on Brion Gysin's Dreamachine. The patterning and flickering of the screen provides a site for trance induced meditation with the eyes open, and hallucinatory activation with the eyes closed.

The video was installed on a classic 1970's tube television as part of a Meow Wolf Collective group show in 2016, Santa Fe NM.

C Alex Clark © 2016