As an artist, Asher Hartman has created theatrical performances that are spiritual phantasmagorias of psychic pain and the body’s many pleasures. Based in Los Angeles, his work has been presented adjacent to the art world, in spaces like Machine Project, LACMA, and the Hammer Museum, as well as Yale Union in Portland and The Lab in San Francisco. Both his writing and directing method, the ways he works with actors, rely extensively on his experience as an intuitive, and that practice of reading others. On the occasion of the publication of his first book, Mad Clot on a Holy Bone: Memories of a Psychic Theater (X-Artists Books), which features three of his plays, essays on his work, and an interview, Hartman will be joined in conversation with shamanic practitioner and performance artist Chiron Armand, a graduate of the NYU Performance Studies’s MA program. Together, Hartman and Armand will discuss how their work straddles the material and immaterial worlds, asking about the political dimensions of their practice, embodiment, queer practices, and — specific to the conditions of today — how their ongoing experience with intuitive practice speaks to the possibilities in virtual spaces of engagement, of how we are affected and affect each other from afar.