Omsk Social Club relates to these works as gateways that naturally presume a space of transition, yet perhaps the boards offer more of a crossroads than a simple choice to enter or not. As there are so many routes, one can take with these boards, an infinite number of possibilities can be born or rejected across their faces. Choices have to be made, fears, facts, and fictions overlap, and of course, the acknowledgement that choosing one path immediately closes down another and so the work aims to ignite liminal zones, ambiguous threats, and potent transformations inside this hybrid of spiritus mundi terraforming.
Omsk Social Club began creating intuitive gaming boards in 2019. These boards act as both aesthetic artistic objects that can be viewed or as a gateway into their conceptual practice of Real Game Play. For ECLIPSE, four new boards were created in collaboration with an intuitive gaming deck designed by Jonas Schoeneberg which manifests his informational painting technique alongside Omsk’s revision of the traditional tarot archetypes that are the lead protagonists in this new series; The Hedonic Eye, The Universe 3.0, The Eclipsed Self and The Avatar. Guiding each board is also a sound score produced by Happy New Tears that the viewer/player can listen to as they perform a rite of sonic perception through participation.
Thoth, Cosmic Trigger, Chronosis, Chimeras