Haintology: Using the Past to Peep a Future
This presentation uses the Shrine of the Black Medusa Tarot to talk about using collage as a method of remixing archives and creating new symbols and forms of syncretism. We will also discuss how traditional tarot imagery can feel exclusive to people of color, queer and trans people, disabled people and other marginalized groups, and collectively generate a list of strategies and tools for magically resisting oppression.
Casey Rocheteau was born on Cape Cod, and raised as a sea witch. They are an author, visual/sound artist and historian living in Detroit, Michigan. Rocheteau often works with primary documentation and collage in what they call a hauntological practice. This fixation upon specters of the past haunting the present//the living impact upon the future informs their work across genres. Winner of inaugural Write A House permanent residency in 2014, Rocheteau resides in a home they won with poems. In 2014 they created the Shrine of the Black Medusa Tarot and released it into the wild two years later.
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