The SPILL Performance Tarot is an artist led experimental project that was at the heart of SPILL 2009. The project brings together a new constituency of contemporary makers from a variety of disciplines, in order to create a new deck of tarot cards.
In collaboration with SPILL commissioned photographer Manuel Vason, a range of ‘maverick’ artists have each restaged a tarot card. Artists collaborating on this project are Ron Athey, Marisa Carnesky, Franko B, Raimund Hoghe, Robert Pacitti, Lois Keidan, Lee Adams, Carla Esperanza Tommasini, Sheila Ghelani, Oreet Ashery, Rajni Shah, Noblesse Oblige, Vaginal Davis, Grace Ellen Barkey, Harminder Singh Judge, Kira O’Reilly, Helena Hunter, Empress Stah, Dominic Johnson, Julia Bardsley, Manuel Vason and Yann Marussich.
These images have been turned into a beautiful limited edition deck of cards, accompanied by a book written by Robert Pacitti and Carla Esperanza Tommisini about the project, the artists involved, and how to interpret the cards. The SPILL Tarot is presented in a specially designed cloth covered box and comes cellophane wrapped.