The Deck of Tara
52 custom-made playing cards

Reading the Deck of Tara installation:
card readings, table, video screen/projection and transcription vitrine

Twice weekly, using a bespoke deck of cards, Ga will give readings to visitors, each unique and following a different trajectory. Stories inspired by an uncertain voyage are the centerpiece to the exhibition, where only the cracks in ice can tell the future, like the lines of the hand. Here, divination mutates into fortune telling as the artist appropriates the form, using cards to retell the past. Through imagery on decks of cards Ga explores how telling fortunes relates to weather prediction, linking time, chance and the Tarot to metaphors for how we cope, or fail to cope, with uncertainty. (Gabrielle Giattino,This Was Later On, Bureau, NY 2011)

Download Reading 3, Jan 13, 2011

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