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.
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
French playing card mirror
Vintage playing cards
Claude Paradin Illustrations
Santiago Ramón y Cajal drawings
Andreas Vesalius anatomical drawings
Galileo Galilei drawings among others
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.
Random without random(), noise() or Math.random()
-Inspired by Hélène Smith’s Martian communications-
This extraterrestrial automatic writing is based on Daniel Shiffman’s Random Walker. It was possible thanks to the help of Utsav Chadha and Mithru Vigneshwara. Code
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.
,*Invent your own “oracle deck.” Your deck doesn’t have to be a physical object (though it can be).*
The tarot deck is a digital collage made out of vintage scientific and medieval illustrations. It is inspired by the French playing cards. Code
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.
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.