Ritual Dream of the Shaman     (2019) visualises the re-enactment of a Celtic shamanic ritual, performed by experimental archaeologist, writer and musician Billy Mag Fhloinn. After reciting a Gaelic incantation, and performing historically researched actions using re-constructed totemic objects, the shaman begins a dream journey. The dreamscape unfolds onto a space where the presence and agency of environment becomes the protagonist. Watched over by Elen of the Thresholds, a figure and harbinger of change, the piece also visualises the ritual use of Bullaun stones as an oracular device. The piece is created as a five-channel video installation displayed using video projection mapping, with an original soundtrack, written and performed by Billy Mag Fhloinn. The piece also features contemporary dance artist Isabella Oberlander.
       
     
  Installation  at The Luan Gallery Athlone, June 15th - August 10th (2019). Five-channel video installation (18 min).
       
     
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  Installation  at The Luan Gallery Athlone, June 15th - August 10th (2019)
       
     
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 Ritual Dream of The Shaman, channel 1  (extract).
       
     
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 Exhibition Catalogue  (extract)
       
     
   Ritual Dream of the Shaman     (2019) visualises the re-enactment of a Celtic shamanic ritual, performed by experimental archaeologist, writer and musician Billy Mag Fhloinn. After reciting a Gaelic incantation, and performing historically researched actions using re-constructed totemic objects, the shaman begins a dream journey. The dreamscape unfolds onto a space where the presence and agency of environment becomes the protagonist. Watched over by Elen of the Thresholds, a figure and harbinger of change, the piece also visualises the ritual use of Bullaun stones as an oracular device. The piece is created as a five-channel video installation displayed using video projection mapping, with an original soundtrack, written and performed by Billy Mag Fhloinn. The piece also features contemporary dance artist Isabella Oberlander.
       
     

Ritual Dream of the Shaman (2019) visualises the re-enactment of a Celtic shamanic ritual, performed by experimental archaeologist, writer and musician Billy Mag Fhloinn. After reciting a Gaelic incantation, and performing historically researched actions using re-constructed totemic objects, the shaman begins a dream journey. The dreamscape unfolds onto a space where the presence and agency of environment becomes the protagonist. Watched over by Elen of the Thresholds, a figure and harbinger of change, the piece also visualises the ritual use of Bullaun stones as an oracular device. The piece is created as a five-channel video installation displayed using video projection mapping, with an original soundtrack, written and performed by Billy Mag Fhloinn. The piece also features contemporary dance artist Isabella Oberlander.

  Installation  at The Luan Gallery Athlone, June 15th - August 10th (2019). Five-channel video installation (18 min).
       
     

Installation at The Luan Gallery Athlone, June 15th - August 10th (2019). Five-channel video installation (18 min).

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  Installation  at The Luan Gallery Athlone, June 15th - August 10th (2019)
       
     

Installation at The Luan Gallery Athlone, June 15th - August 10th (2019)

Luan3.jpg
       
     
 Ritual Dream of The Shaman, channel 2  extract
       
     

Ritual Dream of The Shaman, channel 2 extract

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 Ritual Dream of The Shaman, channel 1  (extract).
       
     

Ritual Dream of The Shaman, channel 1 (extract).

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 Exhibition Catalogue  (extract)
       
     

Exhibition Catalogue (extract)