2009 World Telekinesis Competition

Team Profiles

B.E.NT. = (brain elevating neurotransmissions)

B.E.N.T. is a triad of like minded individuals who spend most of their time seeking in some form to change the nature of how they navigate in contemporary society. As we do not yet understand our future we are all in a quagmire of uncertainty. The World Telekinesis Competition is definitely dabbling in the uncertain and B.E.NT. is well prepared for the challenge at any moment. We spent the winter of 2008 bending metal snow shovels!

Mary Patterson is a self-taught ceramic tile mosaicist and a European trained chef. Her portfolio includes work for both private and corporate clients. She has also worked as a commercial tile setter and has forayed into the field of welded metal sculpture. Mary's recently published "SPECIAL COOKBOOK" is a selling better than hotcakes. Mary is a member of the arts collaborative DEPLETED URANIUM.

Shawn Shepherd is primarily self-taught with an informal education sourced from local artists, books and travels to art museums in France, Italy, Mexico, and the USA. Shawn is a multimedia artist whose work investigates aspects of popular culture such as human identity and information trends. Shawn currently works and resides in Victoria, BC.

Charles Tidler is a playwright, poet, novelist, and spoken jazz artist. Charles has written over 50 scripts for stage, radio, TV and film. His plays Blind Dancers and Straight Ahead have had productions throughout Canada, in Los Angeles, New York, the Edinburgh Festival, and London's West End. Recent work for the stage includes Red Mango, Rappaccini's Daughter, and Tortoise Boy. His novel, Going to New Orleans, was published to critical acclaim in June, 2004. Achievements include two National Radio Awards, a Chalmers Outstanding Canadian Play Award, several Canada Council and B.C. Arts Council awards, and a Governor General's Award nomination in drama.