Aisthesis in the Shaman's Diagram

The Shaman in front of the installation core-the padlocked metal cage Workstation performing ritual, but with the clear awareness that he is in the threshold between charlatanism, and shamanism, between the World, and Nature. The “umbilical” felt cords he wears on his conductor coat are tied into one big knot. It is a ritual of Knothood (word pun courtesy of Linden How). The Shaman’s hat on Shaman’s knee is another pun of classic idioms, such as “the hat makes the man,” since in this theatrical context, “the Shaman makes the hat.”

Artwork Info

Type of Work Installation
Medium Multimedia-metal cage, film camera on a tripod, 3 paintings, Shaman artifact, Shaman paraphernalia, daybed, drift wood, misc. items
Dimensions Variable
Subject Matter Aisthesis is the Greek word best describing the innumerable, and unnamable perceptions in existence. Aisthesis is the root of the word aesthetics. The artwork attempts to distinguish animism as the aisthessis infinite embodiment, versus aesthetics as Anthropos finite choice.

Artist Info

Nesho Dimov

Joined: March 30, 2016

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Nesho Dimov MFA Visual Studies Thesis Spring 2018