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DICA The Acid Dream Experiment

DICA The Acid Dream Experiment takes you on a psychedelic tour of an acid day dream metamorphosis from its black magic acid witchcraft dream simulation. An experimentation for the discovery of a computerized acid paradise seen through a mirror of abstractions. Disguised in a circus of escalating moving paintings where within its masked identity lies a hidden dream world of phantasy, blurring performance art, dance and colliding rainbows that speak an x-ray of the sun.

  • Laura Grace Robles Birthday Gurl
  • Laura Grace Robles Birthday Gurl
  • Laura Grace Robles Birthday Gurl
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    August 15, 2019
    UK Premiere
  • Art Film Awards Finalist
Distribution Information
  • youtube
Director Biography - Laura Grace Robles Birthday Gurl

Birthday Gurl likes to imagine what the world would be like without predictability and without perfect order so that her creativity can pour out the poetic beauty from a vision of cathode ray tube portals channeling into colors from a fairy tale universe in the story's absence.

Laura Grace Robles is Birthday Gurl, a video poet and artist from Texas, who is inspired by the psychedelic hidden world of dreaming and its appropriation to a visual language translation and transformation of experimental video art film language in conjunction with spoken word.

Robles started out as a theater camp drop out who began writing short scripts for her high school theater arts club for holiday shows. Eventually when she started studying art at the University of Texas at San Antonio, she realized she wanted to create a type of visual poetry as a professional video artist who used spoken word to combine with exhibited video installation and musical performance for galleries and museums.

In 2019 and 2020 Robles was asked to display her video poetry using single-channel projection to showcase alongside a spoken word performance by herself and other artists at Texpop,The South Texas Museum Of Pop Culture in San Antonio, Texas. As well as showcasing at the Luminaria Arts Festival in San Antonio, Texas with large scale outdoor projection on the Henry B. Gonzales building in downtown Hemisphere Park.

When she emerged as Birthday Gurl Video Artist she showcased her work for well known artists and national acts at live musical performances for Rakim the 80’s hip hop legend, Gordon Raphael the producer of The Strokes and Grammy award winner, Marcel Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta. Birthday Gurl also showcased during the opening acts for The Octopus Project, Com Truise and Machinedrum. The artist’s experimental video art poems and films have been featured in the Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival from 2018-2020, as well as selected by The Art Film Awards in 2021.

Birthday Gurl was featured in two foreign films, Pregnant by Fabrizio Federico and Mondo Lizard A Guide To Gonzo Cinema.

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Director Statement

I like to feel lost without a story, finding my way into another dimension of dream reality created by a looping of endless day dreams envisioned by spellbound repetition and obscure but nostalgic re-occurrences, the way a video installation entertains you for countless hours in a wondering room. This way I can funnel my creativity into a tunnel of imaginary broken televisions. Channeling into a chromatic spectrum of whimsical illusion, where I believe exists a boundless psychedelic journey in a future dream entangled in the present moment. In a world of unknown hidden dream worlds in a fairy tale universe of color in the absence of story telling. A meditative broken narrative of timeless rapture like disturbing humbled and untrained artists first discovering symbols of historical wonderment by cave drawing.

By this thought process; I must try to forget everything I know as though acid dream experimental video art film making were a spiritual medium that must enter the body.