Mystery School

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Mystery School is a video sculpture depicting the preparation of a sacramental brew by indigenous peoples in the Amazon rainforest. Resting upon a draped pedestal between a white flower and lit candle, the work consists of a thick, wooden cross with a video monitor embedded beneath its crossbeam. The video plays, revealing the ceremonial brewing of the infusion by members of the Brazilian syncretic religion, Santo Daime, as a hymnal chant emanates from the cross, transforming the work into an altar in the jungle.