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"The Office Shaman" - Hilarious spoof by John Feodorov

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i think it does help to read the artists bio...

"John Feodorov was born in 1960 in Los Angeles of mixed Native-American and Euro-American descent. Brought up both in the suburbs of Los Angeles and on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico, Feodorov early experienced the cultural differences between his dual heritages. He also observed the stereotypes present in American culture at large, where Native Americans were idealized as the living embodiment of spirituality by New Age consumerists. His work addresses this clichéd modern archetype through a humorous interjection of “sacred??? items into recognizable consumer products. His kitschy Totem Teddy series, for instance, added masks and totemic markings to stuffed toy bears accompanied by booklets declaring the bears to “meet the spiritual needs of consumers of all ages!??? He has said: “A major theme in my work is the way Native Americans are still being portrayed, stereotyped, and studied in contemporary America. I’ve read that the Navajo Nation is the most-studied group of people on Earth. I don’t know whether to be proud or disgusted.??? Feodorov mixes this analytical critique with installations and sculptural objects that are often whimsical, fantastic, and mythical, creating a new and sometimes genuine sense of the sacred—a sacredness for modern, fractured times."

Hahahaha... too funny.  The part with the toy with the feathers attached to it, "The rooster says..." had me in tears!!

Oh, that is fantastic! Very very funny.

I don't know why this is only the 2cd time I've watched this.


--- Quote from: bonestyx on February 20, 2008, 05:09:42 am ---[Organizational shaman? Like this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0DGj0PpFUU)?
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That video is no longer available. I found it elsewhere, but just slightly more than two minutes, shortened?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl1DDPj1QbA   [The Office Shaman - by John Feodorov]


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