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Justin F. Kennedy & Jeremy Shaw
Wormhole Through Your Brain
Trance Forms: Affect and Analysis
Oscillating wildly between abandon and articulation
The attempt to both achieve and analyse various trance/liminal states of consciousness is at the core of Justin Francis Kennedy’s and Jeremy Shaw’s experiment. Incorporating a wide palate of physical, mental, and research-based exercises and observations, Wormhole Through Your Brain will encourage dialogue around areas of trance dancing/transcendental experience and their explanation/translation.
In a pseudo-laboratory style, we will engage in physical and mental exercises that attempt to incite various forms of trance. These exercises may include Osho, Wave Bouncing, Heart-warming, (self) hypnosis, soft moshing, Head-banging/Issawa Rocking, mantras/vocalisations, Cybergoth technique, and whirling. In addition to entering altered states, we will also take critical distance. Through recollections, automatic response, screenings, readings and journaling, the Field Project will engage in a discourse around analytical aspects of trance forms and the challenges faced with documenting and translating profound experiences. Our experiments with trance/liminal states will be chronicled into an index of personal experience that will be compiled to exist beyond the workshop.
Liminals: Live proposes an arena in which the engagement, affect and analysis of trance forms are treated with equitable rigour and regard.
ArtistBio: Justin F. Kennedy
ArtistBio: Jeremy Shaw