From the Blog
SPILL Performance Tarot [limited edition]
“The SPILL Performance Tarot is a new artist led experimental project at the heart of SPILL Festival of Performance 2009, conceived and produced by Pacitti Company. SPILL is London’s premiere festival of performance, live art and experimental theatre.
The SPILL Tarot project brings together a new constituency of contemporary makers from a variety of disciplines, in order to create a new deck of tarot cards. In collaboration with SPILL commissioned photographer Manuel Vason, a range of ‘maverick’ artists to each restage a tarot card. Artists collaborating on this project are Ron Athey, Marisa Carnesky, Franko B, Raimund Hoghe, Robert Pacitti, Lois Keidan, Lee Adams, Carla Esperanza Tommasini, Sheila Ghelani, Oreet Ashery, Rajni Shah, Noblesse Oblige, Vaginal Davis, Grace Ellen Barkey, Harminder Singh Judge, Kira O’Reilly, Helena Hunter, Empress Stah, Dominic Johnson, Julia Bardsley, Manuel Vason and Yann Marussich.
These images have been turned into a beautiful limited edition deck of cards, presented in a specially designed box and cellophane wrapped.”
I spent nearly a month working on this piece, on and off - but I’ve been thinking about it way longer than that, since I’ve visited the Grant Museum of Zoology last winter.
I have a feeling that it has a lot to tell, so I’ll soon start putting my thoughts on paper to see what comes out of it.
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