Archaic & Avant-Garde Clowning

Archaic Clowning/ Shamanism

  • weird costumes
  • music
  • sleight of hand
  • puppet/spirit helpers
  • ventriloquism
  • violates natural and cultural rules
  • helps client/ audience deal with dis-ease
  • uses suggestion and manipulation of cultural symbols

See also Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine
Linda Miller Van Blerkom



Download the pdf> Blerkom-Clown-Doctors-Shaman-healers-of-western-medicine

Avant-Garde Clowning

Laughter Yoga


Magnetic Mirror Therapy

(Video & Audio Feedback)


Fuzzing Logic and Controlling Spin

Fractal Chain-Reaction, Exponential Novelty & the Plateau of Fun


Socio-linguistic ‘pataphysics

  • joke formulae
  • reductio ad absurdum
  • de gustibus non est disputandum

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