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Five Trippy Works of Art for Your Ultra-Enhanced Mind

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Look, we're not endorsing the use of any illegal substances, especially not at Ultra, the city's most hallucinatory music festival of the year. We're certainly not suggesting you might need a little something to take the edge off after three days of wandering around in your furry boots listening to pounding untz-untzes.

As our mom once told us: "You're a grown-up now, and you're going to make grown-up choices, so if you decide to go out there and smoke your drugs and dress like a slut and have sex with farm animals, that's none of my business." (Mom was a little passive-aggressive.)

So we're just going to call your attention to this list of colorful, repetitive, mind-bendy pictures, performances and videos created by Miami artists. We're sure they are perfectly entertaining to many sober people. And if you happen to be watching them at 8 a.m. on no sleep because, even after spending the last 14 hours at Ultra and then a couple other places you don't remember, you can't make your brain turn off and oh my god have these fuzzy boots always felt so incredible? Well, it's not ours to judge.

We could stare at

Jen Stark

's paper sculptures for hours. But it's animations like these that really take us down the rabbit hole.

E8 Rotation from jumbocortex on Vimeo.

This video, via Coral Morphologic's blog, was apparently attached to a physicist's theory paper. Remember that when you catch yourself drooling on your shirt halfway through, so you can still feel smart and stuff.


: All the flashing lights and freaky-ness of Ultra, to a much more subdued soundtrack. Perfect as you float back down to reality.

PsychevisioN Productions' paintings have that whole calming, Buddha thing going on, with plenty of neon to keep feed your eyeballs. Just don't experiment with its videos unless you're sure you're in a safe space. Trust us.

You know we couldn't leave Bleeding Palm out of this lineup. Its contributions to Cultist are the trippiest parts of every week. If you need more stimuli, check out the archive.

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