Contents (PVS)

1. Introduction
2. Binocular rivalry and stereoscopy in bioptical art
3. Bioptical effects, definitions
4. Bioptical means for psychotherapy
5. Laboratory hall for visual therapy
6. Aspects relative to the applications of plastic arts in psychotherapy
7. Psychodrom
8. About interpretations or exegeses by means of bioptics
9. About a didactic experiment in bioptical art
10. Space - time - colour
11. Contributions
12. Visual-sense-storming
13. Visual binarity
14. Some additions and resumptions on the bioptical composition
15. Psychical satiety in affectivity

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Laboratory hall for visual therapy

The Paired off Visual Signal   Liviu Iliescu

Fig. 5.1

Fig. 5.2

Figure 5.1 show the hall for psychotherapy. Shows a section of the hall.
1 - Circular wall of the rotonde; 2 - Cupboard; 3 - Set of bioptical paintings; 4 - Bioptical painting (every painting of the set may be electro-mechanically driven to window A); 5 - Bioptical sculpture; 6 - Frame of a bioptical painting; (The observer, seated in armchair 7 looks through the bioptical device 8 towards B and sees how the forms and colours of the sculpture and painting are floating in space. Some forms are viewed beyond the wall (see the description of figure 4.8); 9 - Monitor (connected to a computer where kinetic forms and colours of a bioptical type are programmed, as described in Patent RO 112061 [13]). The patient may interfere, to modify lines and colours; 10 - Frame for photographic reproductions of the Joey Fischer-type; 11 - niches (with installations for long electrical discharges with thunder - of the lightning type - as well as for corona-type discharges); 12 - revolving platform (where several sculptures 5 and reproductions 10 may revolve in angles up to 3600); C - indirect adjustable lighting, correlated to a spotlight B,with coloured filtres, for lighting up painting 4, which is being seen in window A; 14 - set of devices for objective measurements largely performed by telemetry.
To the above, one may associate appropriate music, whenever necessary.

Bioptical painting in window A

Joey Fischer photo in window 10*

- To choose rather quickly the compositions that are beneficial and efficient for a certain patient, by establishing his or her emotivity with the help of objective tests and consultations. To stimulate the patient`s attention, several visual means are used in a relatively fast succession, with well distributed time intervals. Thousands of variants are possible.
- To induce stimulated contemplations by activating some genetic endowments, which trigger primitive perceptions, namely untrained perceptions. These are largely independent of the patient's intellectual level or profession.
- To relax the patient by removing him or her from the usual saturated environment.
- To induce primitive perceptions at the border of tactile and visual sensations.
- To permit the application of modalities from patents RO 67678 [6] and RO 112052 [13].
Bioptical compositions may be criticized as being unsignificant from an artistic standpoint. However they are deliberately created, observing certain rules and calculations.
Highly special bioptical effects occur when viewing through a specially designed device, which substantially enhances the sensations induced by the initial composition. In this case, increased relaxation is noticed following the increase of differences, when passing from vision with the naked eye to observation through the bioptical device. Colours and forms seem to be transposed in virtual spaces not yet experienced by humans. Sensations cannot be described in their intimacy, but the therapist may have a talk with the patient, according to the method initiated by Johannes H. Schultz.
Monitor 9, coupled to a computer, allows to partly apply Arno Stern`s methods. The patient may learn to draw simple bioptical forms and colour them. A very wide range of colours is available, under the same isolation conditions stipulated by Arno Stern.

Fig. 5.3

Figure 5.3 shows how in the dark, the isolation conditions stipulated by Arno Stern are created. The patient views monitor 9 and is looking towards D.
*Joey Fischer (USA) has decorated treatment halls in more than 3000 hospitals and medical centres of different specialities, from different countries, using large size photos. They show landscapes and flower fields, which prove to have relaxation effects on patients.