Economic Tarot Readings By Monoah
March 5th 19:40-23:25 HALLWAY
Economics is not an exact science. It is just a story. A story in which we all participate, but we aren’t the tellers. The storytelling is monopolized by experts. And the words, phrases, concepts, and ideas that are used to tell the story are often unapproachable. It is too dry. Too boring. Too worrisome. Disconnected from the everyday. Abstract. And this story is used to make decisions, policies that have real and tremendous effects on all of us. And this bothers the hell out of me. “Economic Tarot Cards” is the first presentation as part of a longer research into how to bring economics down from the abstracted realm to a more human, empathetic level. Both economics and tarot are fields that are trying to help us understand how things unfolded in the past, what is occurring right now in the present, and what could happen in the future. While tarot is quite approachable, economics is often not - it has been positioned as boring, complicated, and intimidating. By designing my own tarot deck where each card covers a fundamental economic principles - mostly derived from mainstream economic thought - I am bringing the two fields together. By drawing on my past experiences studying economics and my performance background I engage participants in a one-on-on “reading.” The cards being a starting place for a conversation about “mysteries” of economics. This performance of encounters is also a research into how one relates to the field of economics and what can be done to redefine the principles that govern our reality. For these reading sessions I become a mystic of economics - MONOAH POWERFUL EXPERT IN ECONOMIC TAROT CARDS. I AM HERE TO HELP YOU. Come for a FREE ECONOMIC TAROT CARD READING. Find out what the invisible hand(s) have instored for you. Portfolio Health - Demand or supply problems - Capital flows & controls - If you have issues with graphs (UN)enployment bad luck - ALL Markets Examined - Don’t let fear of numbers or crashes be your enemy - Rational Actor Certified - CYCLES CYCLICAL CLEARED - Stimulus or not - FISCALLY SOUND - HETERODOX CONSIDERED AS WELL!!
Noah Voelker (1990), is a Texas born, Netherlands based theatre maker. He has worked in the areas of theatre scholarship, storytelling, directing, writing, acting, devised performance, production management, and dramaturgy. Before moving to Amsterdam, he was an Executive Director of the Aesthetic of Waste Collective which operated in San Antonio, Texas. His performance and theoretical research is concentrated in authenticity in performance, dialog practices, storytelling, power dynamics in performance, as well as extensive research and practice on audience participation/collaboration. He regularly collaborated with Ogutu Muraya (KE), Pony Camp Kollective (NL), Shift Happens (NL), & TGSpace (NL). He received his B.A. in Theatre as well as Economics from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and his M.A. in Theatre from DASTheatre (Amsterdam, NL) . He is working on a forthcoming work about East Germany in the 1990s - How to Make Good Art for East Germans? which will premiere in late 2020.
Concept & Performance: Noah Voelker
Visual Design Consulting: Chi Fung
Thank-you: Biljana Radinoska, Burkhard Körner, & Petra Ardai