The Internet as a Healing Agent (1998).



The Internet as a Healing Agent (1998).

This artwork deals with the notion of using the Internet as a holistic healing agent. As a healer I apply several methods for transmitting the healing energy: first, by direct touch of the patient, second, the remote healing by transmitting the energy to an imaginary location of the patient. Patients will to receive the energy is crucial for the success of the process. The Internet seems to be a perfect medium for conducting remote healing.

For materializing the idea of remote healing a www site was established. Mutual concentration and meditation "charges" the site with healing power and good will. The site hosts unification of the two energies. On one hand the healer's energy, transmitted via the Internet, appears on the site as a charged icon, on the other hand the patient's receptive energy, materialized by addressing the site, and meditating on the icon. The site turns to a virtual meditative gathering place, of good will, cure, and peace. An internal mechanism changes the site appearance relatively to the number of visitors. This is a psycho feedback, indicating the reaction to the visitors' application. The Interactive nature of the site gives the visitor a sensation of consent, and belonging. Constant modification of the site suggests that an amount of users are sharing its service, and as a by-product a new global community of mutual awareness is established. The Internet, which symbolizes the cutting edge of technology, enables spiritual and other 'non-scientific' practices to take place. The Internet forms a new symbiotic and spiritual environment, where all its participants donate to the nourishment of the new mutual organ, which has also artistic characteristics. This quality well fits our era of holistic approach, in which opposed conceptions can co-exist in the same environment, or even in the same person. Joseph Beuys advocated a fusion of rational and extra-rational knowledge and creativity: "I demand an artistic involvement in all realms of life … Whereas I advocate an aesthetic involvement from science, from economics, from politics, from religion - every sphere of human activity. Even the act of peeling potato can be a work of art if it is a conscious act".


The image below indicate the background site color alternation, as a function of the rate of the site visitors.

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