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Watch exclusive footage of Matmos and collaborators performing live at London's Auto Italia

For the past four years Matmos have been re-enacting experiments into telepathy that were done in the 1960s. They were basic sensory deprivation set-ups in which the experimental subjects were unable to hear or see. The subjects were asked to recognise different shapes being transmitted to them from a table of graphic sigils. In Matmos's experiments, they tried to transmit the concept of their new album into the minds of their experimental subjects. For this performance, each collaborator recites different transcriptions of the psychic experiments that are played through their headphones.

The performance took place at London's Auto Italia space 19 May, 2011, organised in collaboration with Upset The Rhythm

Filmed by Nathan Budzinski with help from Tim Ivison.

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