For the next six months, I will primarily be focused on studying shamanic drumming. I will be mentored by a shaman in Chester, Nova Scotia, learning how to build a traditional frame drum as well as how to journey, heal and communicate with the drum. I am interested in investigating the following with this project: how the drum reflects the environment it was made in and, how it, when played, creates altered states of mind, how the drum represents the journey, and can be used as a tool to indicate the passage of time and the movement through space, how the drum changes over time, physically becoming how it was played, by who, and where, and the relationship between the drum, dreaming, storytelling and shamanism. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
As for my other projects, past and present, I will be adding that information here soon.