Formal Shamanic Conduct: Zonal Installations in Supernatural Space

Calum Hazell

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Formal Shamanic Conduct: Zonal Installations in Supernatural Space stages an indisciplinary practice via non-standard deployment of set-theoretic and anthropologic artefacts as they are brought to bear upon two propositions: that “The human is an animal,” and that “The animal is a human.”

In the first place, the propositions are treated to set-theoretic modelisation whose expressive products offer pliant materials for subsequent conceptual engineering. Ultimately, this text is concerned with exploring prospects for a formal shamanism/shamanic formalism across three experimental installations.

The first installation articulates a skeletal architecture for the self-denomination of a particular kind of being as human. The second installation captures a process through which different kinds of animals become different kinds of human. The third installation details an encounter with a being who would like to assemble themself out of animal and human elements.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAgger, Denmark
PublisherEyeCorner Press
Number of pages108
ISBN (Print)9788792633910
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022

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