– The Warp presents –

Julia Kiryanova and The Alternation Project perform

Our Dilating Arcana: The Realm of Crossed Destinies

An exhibition of visual art, film, sound and performance

December 9 and 10, Friday and Saturday, 8 pm

At the Kunstkapel, Prinses Irenestraat 19

The Alternation Project collective includes Julia Kiryanova (Paintings, tapestry, body designs and concept) , Lee Ellickson (mise en scene and concept), Elizaveta Kuzyakova (sound score and performance), Reon Cordova (film compilation), Simone Goslinga (dramaturgy), and performers Antti Uimonen, Lisa Hofmann, Laura Klinkenberg, Tinka Charmant, Eva van der Zand and Mova BoRee Aske

The exhibition can be viewed from December 8 thru 10, from 2 pm to 5 pm, as well as before and after the performances at 8 pm, and from 9.15pm to 11 pm.

Over the last two years our image of our world and our place in it has undergone radical change. Never before have we confronted our own lives from such a state of remove and with as dramatic an overview. Between Climate Change, Covid fear and World conflict, we now confront a transformed idea about destiny: for ourselves and the planet. Yet, the world has always tried to grapple with its destiny and one of the most resilient methods for this was found in a deck of cards known as the Tarot…

This project is an exhibition with performance which it seems might only be possible in the unique 360 degree round architectural space which the Warp occupies.

This exhibition will comprise large scale drawings/paintings, short films, soundtracks and a large circular floor painted/drawn work of ten meters in diameter which will become a stage space for an evolving series of movement performances by  performers whose bodies are uniquely painted to coincide with the character of specific cards. 

The exhibition is based on a highly personal reimagining by the artist of the now familiar Tarot deck which is a 78 card pack traditionally used for divination and readings which can answer specific questions or foretell the future. The Tarot deck has both a major and a minor arcana of identifiable picture cards. The highly symbolic and numbered 22 card Major Arcana is the most identifiable aspect of the Tarot deck. These cards are highly associative and suggestive of narrative lines but soon enough these narrative lines will blur and allow entry into a widening or dilating space of realization of an ever bigger picture…