Lumina NY

Dr. Marina Masic-
light. art. exploration. 

all artists will undergo the lucia 3 hypnogogic experience as part of this workshop to explore their mind through light


Marina Masic, Ph.D. is a multidisciplinary artist and philosopher working in wellness, education and art for over fifteen years. 

She received a doctorate in Philosophy, Media & Communications from The European Graduate School, (Summa Cum Laude), a Masters in Art Therapy from NYU and pursued post-graduate work in Expressive Arts, Social Change, and Performance Interactive Media Art.

Dr. Masic pioneered a position of faculty in Art Therapy at Columbia University Medical Center in the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Dept.  She was soon awarded to be a U.S. ambassador of Arts and Healthcare in a global fellowship designed to examine traditional and integrative healthcare models and wellness systems in the U.S. and Europe. 

She was a Professor of Media + Fine Arts at Manhattanville College, and Humanities Professor at College of New Rochelle, NY.  Dr. Masic has facilitated several local and international programs including: Mission Be Mindfulness Education, (mindfulness educator in over 10 schools in the NorthEast) CARING@Columbia (creative arts therapy to NYC community), Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute (program coordinator + educator), community art programs, (Neuberger Museum, Cage/ Upstairs Gallery) anthroposophical initiatives, etc. 

A multimedia artist drawn to working with 360, the senses and elements such as water, light and sound. Her research explores consciousness, multi sensory experience, elemental design, wellbeing and space.  In her process, Masic has worked with various creatives and mentors such as artist Matthew Barney, branding strategist Everard Findlay, Bauhaus visionary Micky Remann, philosophers Wolfgang Schirmacher, Chris Kraus, etc. Her writings include: "Facing Saudade." Atropos Press, 2017, "Kepler." Monroe, etc.

Masic has lectured widely: (FullDome Awards- Jena, Germany, "Light Technology"-Carl Zeiss Planetarium,  East Meets West Fest, NYC. "Dreams + Domes" - IMERSA Artist Innovator Award, Denver, CO., MORPHOS Artist Residency, LA Film Studio group show, etc.) In 2017 She was awarded Croatia's "40 under 40" for her achievements.    

Her entrepreneurial efforts include "AT Lab" - a collaborative focusing on multi-sensory art installations and experiences and most recently, "Lumina NY",  aimed at providing new means of envisioning through light. 

Hypnagogic Light Experience

Lucia N°03 is a revolutionary light technology that is used for the induction of the Hypnagogic Light Experience.  The operating system includes a computer-controlled lamp that combines a stroboscope (flickering light) featuring variable speed and intensity with a constant light operating in different brightness levels. The interplay of these light sources creates a unique and profound experience.  

Lucia N°03 was conceived in Austria by a renowned team of doctors, Dr. Dirk Proeckl and Dr. Engelbert Winkler, a neurologist and psychologist who combined expertise and years of research to envision Lucia N°03. 

Hypnagogic Light Experience with Lucia N°03 is a modern form of temple sleep that invites one to linger in the carefree perfection of the Now.  As we live in a world where we exhaust ourselves through goal-oriented behavior, sometimes the best solution is to simply live in the moment and let go.

The Hypnagogic Light Experience, induced by Lucia N°03, is a contemporary approach which allows for the immersion into this alternate state of consciousness.

Reported Benefits Include:
Lucia N°03 achieves without any effort or long-term practice:

• rapid and sustained deep relaxation
• active imagination
• immersion into worlds of color, shapes and imagery
• deep emotions and pleasurable feelings
• altered states of consciousness