Readings: A Tarot
‘More Stupids: A Tarot’ is a set of silk screened cards, a book of stories, and a a prophetic game you can play. Like traditional Tarot, people approach the deck with a question and look to the cards for a reading of an answer. Unlike traditional Tarot, this deck responds using my stupids rather than characters and hierarchies.
The images on the cards are drawn from my “Three Stupids Practice,” a daily practice here I goes into the studio and makes three things that are stupid and wrong in some significant way. If they are good, they are also right in another significant way. ‘The Stupids’ merge high theory, pop songs, psychoanalysis, comedy, art history and philosophy. They work to undo normative good sense and champion the wrong side, and the failed narrative looking to uncover something more complex, gnarly, and real.
The book of interpretation is a work of autotheory which combines tiny autobiographical stories with theoretical texts, diagrams and visual art works. Together these stories and images offer a shifting images of sex, home, family, queerness, child-thought, sex, identity, and relationships, particularly focusing on their shadows and strange bright spots.
Photography by PD Rearick