Electronic Shamanism

Electronic Shamanism is conceived as an exploration of technological mediation and as a forum for imaginative self-fashioning. Using a variety of audio-visual strategies and self-hypnosis visualization techniques, the project explores trance induction and the speculative consideration of interactive (technological) possession. The performances incorporates experimental sound and video, brainwaves, neurofeedback and meditation techniques to create a forum for the exploration of vertigo, sensory overload and possession as tools for interactive self-awareness.In this lies the suggestion that autopoetic self-possession offers one potential way of reconstituting selfhood and performative identity in an age of technological possession.



EVP Duet: Handsome Lake versus Alfred Jarry
Ted Hiebert & Jackson 2bears. In conjunction with Interactive Futures 2011. Curated by Art Clay and Doug Jarvis. Open Space Arts Society, Victoria, Canada. November 2011


Strategies for Interactive Possession
Ted Hiebert & Jackson 2bears. In conjunction with the exhibition: Electronic Shamanism, Curated by Min-Jeong Kim, InterAccess Electronic Arts Media Centre, Toronto, Canada. January-February 2009
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Experimental Self-Hypnosis: Shapeshifting
Ted Hiebert & Jackson 2bears (narrated by Randy Adams). In conjunction with Interactive Futures 2005. Curated by Steve Gibson and Julie Andreyev, Open Space Arts Society, Victoria, Canada. February 2005
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