To Open and Close Digital Space
Incantory, Electro-Accoustic Rituals in activation, witness and integration of the digital portal.

Sound-work journey for “Shamanism and Digitalisation”, Online Conference,
Foundation of Shamanic Studies Europe, June 26th 2020

Video-work journeys for “Shamanism and Digitalisation 2.0”, Online Conference,
Foundation of Shamanic Studies Europe, Nov 6th 2020

The spaces we exist within are as much agents in shaping our human experiences, as we humans are agents in shaping our spaces. When considering the immaterial, space becomes vessel, the interior of which, becomes necessary to treat and maintain with care as we realise it is entangled in carrying and producing our outer-body experience.

‘Digital Space’, computation, the algorithm’s use within a closed system, and the arisen digital ontology suggests that through a system’s infinitely finite nature, digital realms reflect the existence of multiple, countably infinite base-realities or consciousness.

A shamanic journeyer knows this existence, lived on the border of multi-realities. We know the importance of clean and safe passage between worlds. A practitioner also understands the importance of navigation and knowing where one is at a given time, within the liminal, half-way, within the dark.

The work “To Open and Close Digital Space” is united sonic driving of shamanic praxis with frame drum and ceramic snare percussion, alongside digital processing, synthesisers and ghosts in the machine - ‘voices’ arisen through moment.

This work proposes methods to work shamanically within digital realms and aims at helping seekers to dissolve perceived boundaries - opening up connection to alternate and mutable reality, ordinary and non-ordinary.


The work probes along consideration of:

Which acts will allow us to integrate the digital experience as intimately metaphysically safe in the late age of capitalism, surveillance, and current pathologist or punitive systems?

We readily dissolve, dissociate, disembody, [‘die?’] into the digital space, a sharp mind fantasises towards posthuman futures without flesh.

But our responsibility to the body or the material aspects of what we encounter here, includes a responsibility to the past. To mend, to heal, to trasnform and grow from, to honour, and to make sacred. Our conection to the carnal flesh needs to accompany us into the future, always. This is a part of our human experience: duality.

Which acts will simply hold space for the embodied digital?
Which acts will assist us to transmute what we find within the digital shadow, embodied?


This work proposes practical methods to work shamanically within digital realms and aims at helping seekers to dissolve perceived boundaries - opening up connection to alternate and mutable reality, ordinary and non-ordinary.

In order to fully appreciate the journey, one must go in to actively probe its crevices, exploring the space between drive and deep echolocation, whistles, and pulsed calls.

This work accompanies years of shamanic research [non-linear, qualitative research made through self and community] and inquiry into the sprit nature of the digital realm, and more specifically, how digital realities can be perceived from shamanic viewpoint.

Video for the opening and closing of digital space came thereafter and is based on algorythmic fractals, and pulsating rythym in colour, welcoming non-linear mathematics and chaos therory.


- Audio has been exhibited alongside Andrea Familiari’s - Tribute to the noise / H.53
- Visuals have been exhibited alongside Audrey Hendel’s Vocals and Lyrics.

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Connected Research Paper:

“In search of the Invisible: Dreaming of Embodied Computation”, Foundation of Shamanic Studies Europe, 2020. Link to E Pub.

I walked along a boardwalk, stretching out and suspended within some kind of underwater, or fluid-cosmic; an infinite space. Great Shark above, a monumental mouth parading layers of triangular, razor-sharp teeth. I looked up, respectfully; directly, asking: “Can you tell me please about the spirit of the internet?”
“ - exceprt, shamanic journey, Janurary 2020

Research topics:

What is the psychic matter held within what we call "the internet" and what beginning precedence is this giving to the psyche and spirituality of virtual spaces and in turn, towards .ai consciousness?

How is collective consciousness or Power distributed over the internet as a medium?

How much, and which energy is held within, in a transitory state - given by users and trapped ('un-manifested') within the system, creating residue 'psychic matter' within this virtual space?

How much and what exact energy is not originating directly from users, but originating from the network, itself?

What does this mean for Shamanic Work?

Can the internet be used as a tool - like a drum, or a mirror - in order to see the unconscious, transfer power, mediate emotional suffering of the collective and empower the human species on a spirit level?

What does the growth of the internet, augmented, virtual and the transhuman in the collective life and evolution bring?

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Permeating through all four states of being: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual… The power of music; an ever evolving nature as simultaneous wrestle between simplicity and complexity, touches us so deeply it can render the unanswered questions we have about life, universe, soul: obsolete.

Music is ‘transcendental language’, a bridge reaching us further into a connectedness with wholeness than any other art form. It does this by dissolving perceived borders until we ultimately realise, they existed only within our minds. Even the boundaries of our physical bodies are questioned and extended, as we sense sound vibration travel through flesh and muscle.

As hypnotic movement dissolves into limitlessness… rhythm and melody activate groove. Narrative is orchestrated inside our very skin-being, igniting a symbiotic instance of emotion and sensation. Entangled to the world, music enables us to feel our entire universal existence as constructed of vibration on each present moment.

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