El día de mañana siempre es mañana

Installation with found cards

Tirar las cartas (to throw the cards) in Spanish refers to fortune-telling with cards. What happens, when someone unintentionally throws a card on the floor or loses it? What does this say to the person who finds it about his/her future?

The starting point of this installation are 181 cards that I found on the streets around the world over several years. Each card holds a story about how it was found and together in the installation they form a diamond surrounded by 444 new cards. In “El día de mañana siempre es mañana” (tomorrow remains tomorrow) found and bought cards invite to reflect on the relationship between chance and destiny.


Presented at
Chaos creates Structures, Schmiede 11

Curated by
Emilie Mayer

Hallein, AUT, 2011