Space Within, an Art Performance

During the preparations of the exhibition Space Within at Walnut Contemporary Gallery, in Toronto, I was challenged to do an art-performance. And I accepted it as it was: a art-challenge. It would be the first time doing what I use to do in private, alone or with a model, but with an audience. So I did.
The experience couldn’t have been better, and I’m grateful for this challenge.

It was an Art-performance, within a shamanic ritual.
Me performing while in trance, over paper and model Phillip Rego, on the 6th of May, during the Space Within exhibition at Walnut Contemporary Gallery.
Here are some photos of it:

GBenard performance walnut


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meanwhile the book “MPower the Shaman” is out!

“Materialist science, the new religion of the modern age, claims that an alive and conscious human is as cosmically significant as a takeaway coffee cup. So we can do what we want with ourselves and each other, within reason.
Gonzalo Bénard’s teachings are an antidote to the consumerism that the Western World offers. And that his knowledge on consciousness derives from direct, sensory experience is something that mainstream science cannot comprehend, nor compete with.”
Graham Hancock


the book MPower the Shaman is now available at
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