2017 ~ Sunday May 21: ROAMING ASSEMBLY #14 ~ TOWARDS ENTANGLED MODES OF BECOMING MORE: ‘Dark Matter Cinema’ ~ by Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson
Dark Matter Cinema
The Dark Matter Cinema Tarot is a vernacular technology, a tool to collectively explore ways in which cinema images can open up new channels of infra-perception connecting different realms of personal, aesthetic, social and political experience and enquiry, reaching towards the dark matter that haunts the "still moving" image. In conceiving the DMC Tarot, Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson have replaced the Major and Minor Arcana with a selection of still images drawn from cinematic memory. No longer tied to the symbolism of the classical tarot, the DMC cards, suspended between contingency and fatality refract questions posed to them through a process of speculative description and collective fabulation, with each reading forming a singular montage of gestures, situations, and relations. Each consultation of the Tarot summons a Nocturnal Committee to pursue the alternative narratives and divinatory or schizoanalytical possibilities that may be harbored in the constellation of figures, forms and forces resulting from the fall of the cards.