Revue de presse
'The Hexen 2.0 Tarot deck is one of those decks that dares not only to challenge the paradigms of Tarot, but flips them upside down. This is a quirky cool deck.' --American Tarot Association
'Suzanne Treister's HEXEN2.0 is a marvellously rich, suggestive, erudite and important work....The material outcome is a set of 78 HEXEN2.0 Tarot cards and a book, both of them beautiful and stylish, and both operating at two levels, images and text.' --Mute Magazine
'It's a beautiful, troubling project, and a hugely desirable artefact.' --Icon Magazine
Présentation de l'éditeur
The HEXEN2.0 Tarot features 78 alchemical drawings depicting interconnected histories of the computer and the Internet, cybernetics and the counterculture, science-fiction and scientific projections of the future, government and military research programmes, social engineering and ideas of the control society; alongside diverse philosophical, literary and political responses to the advance of technology including the claims of anarchoprimitivism, technogaianism, and transhumanism. Through representing and re-examining these subjects and histories through the lens of occult belief systems and ideas of the supernatural, the HEXEN2.0 Tarot takes us to a hypnotic, mesmerising space from where one may imagine and construct possible alternative futures. Acknowledging precedents such as the traditional tarot deck, The Rider-Waite Tarot Deck and Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot Deck, Suzanne Treister has here produced a new Tarot, that allows a reader, or a group of readers working collaboratively, to use the cards to reconfigure history and/or map out hypothetical future narratives.