Tuesday, September 28, 2010

saturday night

Saturday, Oct 2
7 p.m.
Myopic Books
1564 N. Milwaukee Ave.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

The Myopic Books Poetry Series presents Two Way Tarot Mirrors, a collaborative writing project which is part of the Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival, and Chicago Artists Month. Two Way Tarot Mirrors involves people in Chicago working with people elsewhere, on projects wherein tarot cards are part of the collaborative process. Participants will include:

Kristy Bowen
Janina Ciezadlo
Dan Godston
Billie Maciunas
Ira Murfin
Larry Sawyer
and other TBA individuals.

Unlike one’s reflection in a regular mirror, the playback/feedback in TWTM isn’t an exact reflection of the original thing that’s sent. As Alice enters the looking glass, she finds that what’s on the other side is something different than she had expected; similarly, the two-sided mirror brings about something different and unexpected. A mirror can seem to be flat, yet it can become three-dimensional, and it can lead to dream worlds. Mirror games don’t end up with perfect parallels; i.e. Harpo and Groucho’s mirror game in Duck Soup.

Chicago Calling is organized by the Borderbend Arts Collective, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the arts, to create opportunities for artists to explore new directions in and between art forms, and to engage the community. Annual Borderbend projects include Chicago Calling and the Mingus Awareness Project. Other organizations partner with Borderbend to enrich and extend the reach of its project, such as the Experimental Piano Series, which is co-produced by the Chicago Composers Forum and Borderbend, in partnership with the PianoForte Foundation.

I am excited about this and sharing the tarot cards which are still coming in. I'm thinking of having the audience choose the cards from the deck for me to read. I could do something more complicated involving an actual reading but I'm not versed well enough in how to read the cards...I'm good on their meanings and such, but haven't ever tried laying them out the correct way...

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