On Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 at 7pm, Online Tarot Reading by Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman as an extension of their film Soot Breath—Corpus Infinitum (2020).  

This Tarot Reading is proposed in the context of the collective exhibition The Four Cardinal Points are Three: South and North, curated by Amilcar Packer, presented at the CRAC Alsace until March 26, 2023.  

Please scroll down to watch the film Soot Breath—Corpus Infinitum.

To prepare for this lecture, we suggest to watch the film Soot Breath—Corpus Infinitum (2020) by Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman.

To participate, please register you via this link

«One of the first research questions we asked as we began this film project Soot Breath—Corpus Infinitum was: what lies beyond or outside of inter-subjectivity? Can we imagine forms of becoming that are not mediated solely by other humans? And instead, where might we look or feel to find other sensibilities, other ways of sensing, still together?

One of our research tools has been reading and thinking with Tarot, just as the Tarot reads and thinks with the elements—for this event we will call on the Tarot to help mediate and develop an elemental sensibility.» 

—Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman.

Denise Ferreira da Silva is an artist and professor and Arjuna Neuman is an artist, filmmaker and writer. They collaborate through films and installations that interrogate matter and forms of knowledge, so as to face and flee from the colonial materialization of the world, racial and gender violence, dispossession of land, and economic forms of subjection. They ask themselves/us how to “End the world as we know it” and wonder together: “What if our image of the world was reminiscent of phase instead of measurement? What becomes of ethics if we abandon value? What becomes of the human if they are expressed by the elements? Could tenderness dissolve total violence? Could tears replace total extraction?”

Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum - Arjuna Neuman, Denise Ferreira da Silva (2020). Projection vidéo. Durée 40’. Courtesy des artistes et CCA Glasgow.