Psychic Barber

October 22nd, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink

Well this is interesting … a Psychic Barber.

Actually, it’s a Psychic Barber Live Art Installation Piece created by Finishing School, Jean Robison, and Yucef Merhi.

The collective was first inspired last year when they came across a neon sign that said ‘Psychic Barber’, and later by a visit to a psychic for a reading.

Both experiences led directly to their Side Street Projects’ “participatory architectural form constructed on the site of a razed barbershop”.

As you can see in the video below, within the ‘architectural form’, psychic barbers give free readings and new hairstyles to interested participants.

For those of you in the Los Angeles area, the Psychic Barber can be found at 730 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, on a 25,000 square foot “vacant lot in-between Church’s Fried Chicken & an abandoned Victorian house that is slated for development.”

The show runs until November 9th, but plans to go on the road in the near future.

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The Vision Project

October 13th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Take a look at this Tarot Kickstarter Project video by James R. Eads for The Vision Project.

The Vision Project is a beautifully illustrated 78-card deck, and a series of 23 Tarot-inspired prints Eads calls The Prisma Visions Collection.

To learn more, visit the project page, and/or Ead’s website.

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The Richmond Tarot Project

July 25th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Here’s a sweet Indiegogo Tarot project … The Richmond Tarot Project: The Greater Secrets by Carly Romeo and Emaleigh Franzak.

Using locations and models from their hometown of Richmond, Virginia, Romeo and Franzak are putting together a photo exhibit based on the 22 cards of the Major Arcana.

You can seen some of them online here, or visit their project page to learn more.

The final pieces will be exhibited at Gallery5 on October 4th. If you’re in the Richmond area, mark your calendars, it looks like it’s going to be a good show.

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A Tarot Monkey in New York City

July 8th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Who knows what the heck’s going on here, but Alexa Wilson’s Tarot Monkey Times Square sure makes me miss New York.

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Arcane Archetypes in NYC

July 2nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

If you’re an art-loving Tarot fan in the NYC area, you might want to check out Beau Stanton’s new exhibit at the Last Rites GalleryArcane Archetypes.

Focusing on the Major Arcana, Arcane Archetypes fuses Stanton’s own visual language with symbols from Alchemy, Freemasonry, and Ancient Mysticism.

Take a look at the preview video below, and if you can, get down to the show. It runs through August 10th.

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The Hermit – in music

March 25th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

Inspired by Tarot’s Hermit card, composer Brandon Scott Rumsey created the beautiful piece Sacred Spaces – 1. The Hermit for alto saxophone and piano.

And click here to listen to Rumsey’s interpretation of the Fool.

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Tarot and Fashion

March 21st, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

An Argentine leather goods, amulet, and apparel company called Blackmamba released the video below called Tarot.

From what I can gather, it’s a promo piece for Blackmamba’s upcoming fall and winter collection.

Beyond that, I’m not sure what’s going on, but it looks a little spooky and Tarot is definitely involved.

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Tarot: Art of Fortune

March 18th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

If you’re an art-loving Tarot fan in the San Francisco area, you might want to check out Tarot: Art of Fortune at the Modern Eden Gallery.

Curated by Michael Cuffe, Tarot: Art of Fortune is a 78-person show focusing on the 78 cards of the Tarot deck.

Each artist was given one card from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot to reinterpret in their own voice. The results are gorgeous.

You can see all of the cards online here → at the Modern Eden website. And in the video below you can hear Michael Cuffe describe the show.

Tarot: Art of Fortune runs until April 9th.

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Hexen 2.0 in New York City

January 30th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

HEXEN 2.0 Tarot by Suzanne Treister

One of the most interesting Tarot decks I got last year was the Hexen 2.0 by artist Suzanne Treister.

It’s a conspiracy laden, politically radical, cybernetic, psychedelic, utopian/dystopian, science- and history-minded set of cards that surprisingly enough, gives really good readings.

I wouldn’t recommend it for romantic questions, but it offers some very astute observations when asked about politics, society and western culture in general.

Last year, original drawings of the deck and other materials in the Hexen 2.0 project were on exhibit at shows in England and Germany.

This year, I’m happy to report (via Phantasmaphile), that they’ve made their way to North America and are on display until February 23rd at P.P.O.W. in New York City.

I don’t think I’ll be able to make the show, but I’d certainly be there if I were in the NYC area. It looks fascinating. I wish it would come to Toronto.

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Simpol Sings Comme un je de Tarot

January 16th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

My French isn’t very good, but it was good enough for me to notice this song by Simpol called Comme un jeu de Tarot, which roughly translates into Like a Game of Tarot.

It’s a song about how a man’s life parallels the cards in the Tarot deck, a sentiment I understand well.

Take a listen …

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