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The artist's interest in the universal desire for spiritual life, a yearning for some higher power or intelligence, or to "reach for something beyond," as he puts it, has led him to some interesting places. In Quickeners (2014), Shaw researched the history of Pentecostal snake-handlers, using 1960s archival footage to imagine a human community, 500 years in the future.
Why Shamanism Is Making a Comeback in Contemporary Art 
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The artist's interest in the universal desire for spiritual life, a yearning for some higher power or intelligence, or to "reach for something beyond," as he puts it, has led him to some interesting places. In Quickeners (2014), Shaw researched the history of Pentecostal snake-handlers, using 1960s archival footage to imagine a human community, 500 years in the future.
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