„A practical guide to ecomancy for the digital age“ explores systems of narrative making by consulting both traditional magic ritual and scientific futures. Presented as three workshops / performances, Crawlers invites participants to invoke the powers of the nonhuman kin to equip themselves with the necessary tools for reconciling science and magic.
In the midst of troubling times, people try to make sense of their lineage with storytelling. This might explain the rise in popularity of divination systems like astrology and tarot in recent years. The origin of the ecological crisis is disputed, but the schism between science and magic is one node that can be easily traced. The dominator systems of empire, capitalism, organised religion and patriarchy have erased the symbiosis of these paradigms, to the detriment of knowledge.
In this workshop lecturers defy the separation of these practices, by exploring the role of narrative construction via the random arrangement of ecological archetypes informed by the tradition of tarot. They see cartomancy not as a form of determinism, but as a system of making sense and of finding patterns.
We prioritise a safe, consensual and respectful experience for all participants, to offer a reunion between science and magic when it is most urgent. You will be supported through the tarot reading by a member of Crawlers in a private, one-on-one setting, but we ask that you bring your own experience to these sessions. The outcome of your reading is primarily determined by your own personal, cultural and / or spiritual interaction with the cards.
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