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"Marita Liulia: Tarot"
2003-08-02 until 2003-10-05
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Marita Liulia Tarot is a combination of high quality art and design multimedia, entertainment and on-line game. A land of high living and technological standards, Finland is a nation
where media art enjoys wide popularity; where new works ranging
from film to video to computer graphics are constantly being produced.
The theme of this exhibition by Marita Liulia, a leading figure in
Finnish media art, is the tarot. Using a combination of photography and
computer graphics, she transforms the familiar images of the tarot
cards into ingenious color prints to create a tarot world of the 21st
century. The exhibition will also feature multimedia, interactive
components consisting of films and an interactive tarot card site on
Tarot is a playful communication system based on 78 symbolic cards and their interpretations. The cards present the main events of human life from birth to death. The cards are organized into Tables, each dealing with a specific issue. Tarot is a gentle and humorous tool to understand oneself and others. Marita Liulia has brought the 600-year-old Tarot game to the present, to our styles, our visual world and naturally to our communication systems.
Marita Liulia Tarot family:
· Travelling exhibition of 78 original photos and interactive multimedia
· Tarot package, including printed cards and Tarot Manual
· www.maritaliuliatarot.com (open March 5)
· mobile phones versions (SMS, WAP, UMTS and MMS)
AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, Finland
Intitial Cut Interactive & SACD - Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, France
Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Kunstahalle Lophem Center for Contemporary Art, Belgium
Also: Art Council of Finland, FRAME, VISEK, GRAFIA, Kordelin and Lehtinen Foundation