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SPILL Tarot, Barbican Centre, London [2011]

SPILL Performance Tarot photographed by Manuel Vason, commissioned by Pacitti Company.

The SPILL Performance Tarot exhibition was also presented at the Peter Scott Gallery in Lancaster in 2009.

The SPILL Performance Tarot was an artist led experimental project at the heart of SPILL Festival of Performance 2009, conceived and produced by Pacitti Company. SPILL is London’s premiere festival of performance, live art and experimental theatre. The SPILL Tarot project brings together a new constituency of contemporary makers from a variety of disciplines, in order to create a new deck of tarot cards.

In collaboration with SPILL commissioned photographer Manuel Vason, a range of ‘maverick’ artists to each restage a tarot card. Artists collaborating on this project are Ron Athey, Marisa Carnesky, Franko B, Raimund Hoghe, Robert Pacitti, Lois Keidan, Lee Adams, Carla Esperanza Tommasini, Sheila Ghelani, Oreet Ashery, Rajni Shah, Noblesse Oblige, Vaginal Davis, Grace Ellen Barkey, Harminder Singh Judge, Kira O’Reilly, Helena Hunter, Empress Stah, Dominic Johnson, Julia Bardsley, Manuel Vason and Yann Marussich. This beautiful limited edition deck of cards, presented in a specially designed box and cellophane wrapped is available to buy at

This exhibition is a large format photographic display of the full deck of cards: 22 Major Arcana images, and the uncut printers’ sheets of the Minor Arcana.

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