Alternative Tarot Cards

  • The alternative tarot cards and the three recreated forms that accompany them are an exploration into the abstract forms of functional, yet past objects. The prior function of these objects has been erased from their surface. These forms are then presented to a new audience, one that is unfamiliar with the past function, as a way to generate new futures, new functions for the forms. As part of a tarot card reading, each participant is presented with a scenario and asked to describe how they would use one of the three objects. This along with material and scale descriptions, as well as a title, completes the tarot card, a point of reference for this object’s future. That same content can also be expanded into the format of an instruction manual, the collection of which will display the accumulating futures of each object. The box functions as storage for both the process and the eventual preservation of the instruction manuals.