Oracle is a performance art piece and sculptural installation using shamanic healing techniques and live streaming to reframe art and social media as healing modalities.
Oracle consists of an artist spending 32 hours in an 8-foot cube making contact in the Spirit realm with healing Spirits and allowing them to use him as the medium. This may be through singing, chanting, drumming, rattling or drawing/painting on the interior of the chamber.
The cube will include small microphones which will transmit audio of the artist’s journey via a live-streaming link to the internet and to a recording device. Upon completion of the 32 hours the sculptural installation will a speaker will be placed in the Oracle chamber and play the recorded journey.
Remove everyday clothes.
Wrap self in white linen.
Circumambulate purification pool repeating, “Make me an instrument of your peace.”
Enter purification pool. After purification exit pool towards Oracle.
Wrap self in large dark grey blanket. Enter Oracle Chamber.
Close door. Shroud is lowered. Water and lights in purification pool are turned off.
Allow Spirits to speak, chant and sing for 32 hours. Live stream audio via the internet.
Track journey with drawing on the interior walls of Chamber.
Water and lights in purification pool are turned back on.
Shroud is raised half-way. Door is opened.
Exit Oracle Chamber. Pass through Purification Pool. Put on everyday clothes.
Speaker is placed in Oracle Chamber and plays recorded journey.