High Stakes Divination Cards Reading and Release

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As part of the Building a Building exhibition, Oras Ligaya aka Johanna Poethig will present her High Stakes Cards installation and reading for SOMArts on Saturday, August 10, 1–3pm. During this event she will do readings of the High Stakes Cards using the Divinator Guide, available in boxed sets with the guide, to invite new Readers of these unique cards.

The High Stakes Divination Cards play with the powers of suggestion using the resonance of image and text as a form of prediction. There is good fortune and then there is luck. There is chance and then circumstance. Divination is a ritual of signs and symbols using intuition to organize seemingly unrelated events and logics. The oracles are selected from my paintings, sculptures, and photographs and scavenged from multiple sources. Symbols open up doors of time, place, personal and universal myth making and storytelling.  This is a multi-dimensional work of conceptual, mystical and participatory art that changes shape with every reading.

High Stakes Divination Card Original Set Readings/Performances:
Atelier Siegele, Germany
Berkeley Art Center
Manila Trans(ien)t, Escolta Philippines
Spun Smoke Gallery, Oakland
Radio Free Joshua Tree
Start Up Art Fair, San Francisco
Gear Box Gallery, Oakland

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Image credit: High Stakes Divination Cards, image courtesy of the artist

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