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Reading the Deck of Tara
2011
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 #2, Jan 13, 2011

Download pdf of Deck of Tara


Install, Bureau@LISTE, Basel







Performance still, Bureau, New York



Installation view, Bureau, New York



Transcription vitrine, Bureau, New York



Reading the Deck of Tara has been performed at:
National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje, 2019
FRAC-Franche-Comté (FR), 2015
Bureau@Liste, Basel (CH), 2012
Kentucky Museum of Arts & Crafts, Louisville (US), 2012
Reading the Deck of Tara, Musée Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 2011
Reading the Deck of Tara, Bureau, New York, 2011