The Oracle is a research project by ƒƒ about how the future is envisioned today. By generating wishes for a utopian future or by channeling fears of a dystopian nature, the project generates an overview of reflections on today’s society. The Oracle is a collective imagining realized by its participants. Instead of the traditional and supernatural voice of a sole oracle, its power is redistributed to include a multitude of voices, with the site of reception localized at The Wand.
We are participating in the exhibition with two works. One is the work Columbus Day, a staged photograph taken in the medicine room of Hector Ybarra, a Yaqui Apache Mechika medicine man and ordained priest in The Native American Church. The artwork is a collaboration with The Artist Kelsie, the wife of Hector Ybarra. The second work Vision Quest is specifically conceived for The Oracle. The wall installation is a prophetic map that marks the starting point for an experimental ritual beginning on the morning of the 12th of September and will last until the opening of the exhibition on the same day at 19 hr. During this ritual J&K will undertake a quest towards unravelling and expanding the meaning of the prophetic map through a live experiment. The result of this will be delivered straight back into the wall installation upon the opening of the exhibition.