Michael Dudeck

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Michael Dudeck WITCHDOCTOR has presented works nationally and internationally including Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto), John Connelly Presents, The Center for Performance Research, The Watermill Center (New York), PLATFORM Center for Photographic and Digital Arts, Ace Art Inc. and The Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg).

He is published in multiple publications including The Younger than Jesus Artist Directory (PHAIDON PRESS), Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (MoMA Press) and Queer Spirits (Creative Time). He is a cultural engineer and has worked closely with queer icons AA Bronson and Evergon, and was the Shaman-In-Residence for Marina Abramovic’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Michael Dudeck WITCHDOCTOR’s RELIGION project involves the invention of a queer religion and prehistory which re-imagines the nature of human origins. Amygdala, the second installment of a ten-year cycle (now entering it’s fourth year) dealt with the rituals of a fictive sect of a female warrior cult within the mythology. Featuring 13 performers who enact a procession of soldier/priestesses, and Dudeck himself performing as the hermaphroditic religious leader reciting portions of a sacred text in an invented language, this video chronicles the events of the 3 hour durational performance.

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