The exhibition was devised by curator Paul Pieroni in response to an invitation from Wysing Arts Centre to produce a project with the resident artists from the Department of Psychedelic Studies.
On display in the main gallery were four artworks, respectively by Kate Owens, Hilary Koob-Sassen, Damien Roach and Mark Essen. At the far end of the gallery was a film. The film documents an earlier encounter between each of the works on display and Lawrence Upton and Benedict Taylor.
In their collaborative performances Upton and Taylor channelled a poetical mode of reading artworks that transgresses the basic rules and codes of artistic language and interpretation. In this qualified sense, Pieroni considered their actions productively and positively ‘psychedelic’.