The Oracle At… refers both to the tendency of humanity to celebrate the apparent
superiority of archaic ways of living while keeping hold of those modern trappings that make life more comfortable.
Greco-Roman Oracles were the mouthpieces of the gods, who themselves were flighty,
capricious and cruel. Means of divining the future were abject and unpleasant – the Oracles often being elderly eccentrics and their methods involving reading augurs in the patterns made by blood splashes, bodily fluids and thrown entrails.
Here, the guts are real.
The interpretation, however, is made by image recognition software.
Performed at the Black Hole Club Closing Exhibition 07/12/18
Photos: Top – Kate Spence
Bottom – Antonio Roberts