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Tarot reading

Atelier Coyote | Crabe Collective

Workshop

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carte avec illustration posées sur une table
Durée : 3h

Tuesday 20 Sept | 10am | FR

Atelier Coyote joins the Crabe Collective for a Souriau Tarot reading. This is a non-divinatory practice focusing on our human circumstance and what both enables and provokes them. This reunion allows for collective, card-guided reflection around questions related to work in collective or community contexts.

Crabe is a collective of friends and scenographers who work on the scenography of the Manx Cat Project which is also exhibited during this festival.
Coyote is a reading and reflection collective that has developed a tarot deck for use outside of a psychological framework. This deck is designed to teach us how to formulate and answer questions based on our own experiences. An initial meeting explored “What prevents us from taking care of each other in the work context”?

The reading on the 20th of September at 10am will see a different question explored.
We ask that those who register be prepared to get involved so that the reading can be a moment of true exchange and reflection.

Upon registration.

Lieu:

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More information on tarot
Researchers in philosophy, anthropology and the arts have developed a non-divinatory tarot deck which is designed as a tool of co-transformation based on collective and individual problems. The idea was born after books such as “Les deux cent mille situations dramatisées (1950)” (Two hundred million dramatized situations) by Etienne Souriau’s were read. The idea is to practice the translation of said “dramatized situations” through the cards which address our collective and personal doubts, roadblocks, and hesitations. The cards carry the ideas of various motifs from a western heritage of thought such as Dostoyevsky’s idiot, as well as philosophical concepts such as Pascal’s gambit or Descartes’ evil genius, ecofeminist characters such as Starhawk’s goddess or Donna Haraway’s dog Cayenne, mythological figures such as the Mermaid, Isis, the Amazons, animal characters such as the tick, etc. These symbols are never interpreted alone but take on their significance in relation to the problems in question and the way they appear in context. Tarot trains us to “dramatize” and reflect upon our relation to things. This allows us to understand where problems can arise and how they interact with us. A dramatic situation, according to Souriau, is defined by power relations and struggles (with dramatic characters), but also by the point of view from which we engage or are engaged. The tarot deck that has been created does not aim to predict but to dramatize a situation in a way that challenges the person who is consulting them, challenges the root of the problem itself or the hesitation around a potential solution. The dramatization of a situation therefore represents transforming it into something that is not only theatrical, but pragmatic: through this kind of tarot reading, we can thus be both contextualised and transformed.
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