Tarot Deck [final]

 

This tarot deck  plays with the idea of always having a reversed card on the readings. It gives you just one card, this card will have to images from the Major Arcana that together are your fortune. It uses pieces from the epic poem [Dreamer] written by Prius St. Jhon.

THE AESTHETICS

This project is made out of vintage and medieval images and put together through digital collage. It uses anatomical drawings, botanical illustrations, fairytales, religious iconography, etc. With the idea of a constant reversed card, this tarot takes inspiration from the visual mirror on the classic french playing cards

 


 

 

Code

 

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VISUAL  INSPIRATIONS

 

French playing card mirror

 

Vintage playing cards

Claude Paradin Illustrations

 

Santiago Ramón y Cajal drawings

 

Andreas Vesalius anatomical drawings

 

Galileo Galilei drawings among others

 

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WHAT’S NEXT?

My original idea was to print both the image and the poem/reading. I got a Thermal printer for this, I wanted the user to have physically their reading and take them with them also the receipt paper will fade eventually, making my physical tarot card ephemeral at the end. Even though it seems a simple idea it was far for simple (I made one of the residents glitched)… Little by little I’ll get there, maybe use it for the ‘Cloudmancy‘ project as well

 

 

Thank you, Allison, for a wonderful class.

Cloudmancy

Nathier Fernández y  Nicolás Sanín

 

 

 

The clouds foretell your future with Goethe’s poems to the clouds

 

He had some issues while creating our piece, our main ideas work but are separated, combining them is a process we still are in. For one part you have the Goethe’s poems that change every time you call the clouds.

 

 

Meditation #1

Confess and repent!!!

Nicolas and I were raised in Colombia, a country with a very strong Catholic culture and values. The church has many rituals, rules, dogmas and sacraments. We chose to create a ritual based on one of those sacraments: confession. Confession is for us a very interesting one for various reasons. It seems like an old way of having a therapist listening to you and also giving you advice. Also, we can see it as a control mechanism for the church to control thoughts and behaviours from people.

From our own experience, we felt a bit traumatized in our childhood from being forced to tell our sins and bad behaviours and thoughts to a stranger. We felt that our intimacy was violated and we felt we didn’t have reasons to trust this stranger or to feel comfortable revealing our darkest parts of us to them.

We decided to do a ritual to exorcise this trauma throw the use of irony and humour. As part of confession as a ritual of clearance of conscience a purge its necessary to go clean. And that its the part on this code that is still under construction.

 

 

Confessionarium

 

Process 

We wanted to explore not only the idea of making a confessionary but to explore the iconography around Catholicism in our country and translate it visually to our digital confessional.