Carina Bissett is pleased to announce her participation in ARCANA–an innovative project based in Munich, Germany that features art and stories based on the tarot deck’s Major Arcana. Carina was given the task of writing a piece based on The Tower. She took the symbolism of the card and mashed it up with the prevalent motif of women in towers found in fairy tales and myth in her poetic interpretation of the most incendiary card in the deck. You can view the complete works (ART 2021 & STORY 2021) at ARCANA.
ABOUT THE PROJECT: One card from the Major Arcana is drawn randomly and given to the participant. How the artist or writer responds to their, will be revealed this October 20, 2021 at 3 pm (CET) This year’s show will be presented completely online. —Hazel Ang
ARCANA is the result of caffeine injected conversations between writer, Steve Toase, and curator Hazel Ang. Conversations about the occult, ceremonial magicians, and eccentric filmmakers inspired Toase and Ang to start an invitational project based around the cards in hopes of presenting an international community of like-minded artists to the Munich arts scene.
In 2019, 14 artists and writers were invited to participate. The visual and literary interpretations were presented in the beautiful Orangerie in Munich, Germany. The show was beautiful and was written about by the Süddeutsche Zeitung and InMünchen Magazine.
In 2020 Arcana became an online event directed by Ang with editing help from writer, Diana Radovan. The number of artists and writers invited doubled; 22 writers, 22 artists.