In today’s news of the weird and unsettling comes the “AudioPill”.
Billed as a “10 hour rave” inside your body. The digestible pill, which was created by Czech artist Jan Poope (he he he), allows for 3 preset beats (before ingesting) to play once swallowed. In a somewhat nightmarish sounding description, Poope, who also describes the device as “certainly not” safe, has said that upon ingestion, users with feel a “very intensive” pain, which would eventually simmer down into a “beating pulse”. What does this “beating pulse” provide, well, according to Poope, “restlessness, amazement and elation” for the duration of 10+ hours.
The sound systems that you swallow, comes in two colors (not sure why pink is specifically “for girls”), 3 BPMS (95, 130, 143), and its effects kick in about an hour after swallowing. If you are thinking, “Hey, this doesn’t sound too safe…”, you would be right, as doctors and experts consulted in the creation process have warned Poope, to “never to swallow anything like this”, thus a very much try-at-your-own-risk type of product.
And, if all this doesn’t make you rush to get one, maybe Poope’s extended description will, “ramming impact drill in your stomach” and all:
“[Audiopill will] make you feel like you are standing in the middle of a concert hall with a powerful audio system inside your body. Or like you are standing in a factory workshop full of metal working machines and ramming an impact drill in your stomach. The only difference is there’s absolute silence all around you and you are experiencing the music in perfect privacy and only from the inside.”
The Audiopill has since closed its IndieGoGo campaign with €148 out of €150,000 raised but, I’d urge you to check out the page and its horrific, grotesque imagery. You know, for ART’s sake!
Source: Dazed Digital