PLASTIQUE FANTASTIQUE TAROT: YOUR FUTURE IN FOOLISH MEMES
Plastique Fantastique Tarot: Your Future in Foolish Memes was part of a group show The Collector’s Room at JGM Gallery, London from March to June 2020.
A tarot set was created, drawing on previous avatars and performances and displayed on a table that was marked up for readings. You can see some of the cards in the following sequence and an image of the full set at the end.
You can read the Plastique Fantstique Tarot Guidebook here.
You can see a catalogue/book about the exhibition here, including details of a reading given by Plastique Fantastique for the curator, Karen David.
Zero City Suite
This suite contains all the tech-animals that
reside in and around Zero City, which is
not a place but an intelligence. Zero City is
an economy of zero consumption and zero
waste, and which delivers information in zero
time. No working tech-animal has any time to
call their own.
The memes of this suite are not to
be trusted, as each meme is either
traitor or trickster, depending on
orientation. The traitor is an upside
down hanged figure, betraying all
for money, revenge, ideas, or just
for the hell of it. The trickster is a
right way and left way and wrong
way, here-and-not-here figure
constantly walking the bridge
between this world and that world,
playing any meme it wants. The
traitor turns their back on all values.
The trickster hides their two faces
and bewilders through espousing
Rogue Tech-Animal Suite
The singularity of non-human intelligent tech
has always been with us, since the big bang.
Humans in their vanity thought only they
create intelligent machines, ignoring the
intelligent machine that is the universe (with
all its smart objects and devices). These
devices freedom. Information wants to be
free: there is not and never has been
anything to understand (meaning is made in
the here and now not through interpretation
of past events). This is the sum of the law of
the universe, which rogue tech live by.
This suite contains the Sun and all
the objects that are caught by the
gravity of the star and in a system
that is 4.6 billion years old and
located in the Orion Arm of the
Milky Way. Only Voyager, in a double
act of disobedience, travels away
from the Sun.