The following card deck was created as a response to the infrastructures that intersect with, produce, and support the city of Montreal. The cards were made during an afternoon workshop as part of the show “Promiscuous Infrastructures: Phase 2” curated by Artivistic at Skol Gallery on Saturday, March 10, 2012.
Each suit corresponds to a particular typology (past events, future potentials, transformations, and materiality) and each value to a relative direction or location (everywhere, underfoot, overhead, in front, behind, to the right, to the left, beside, around the corner, in hand, on your back, in your head, in front of your nose). Participants were invited to design a card based on their interpretations of these suits and orientations. Some of the cards went missing during the workshop, so we propose their absence be understood as an invitation for further participation.
The deck invites a ludic re-shuffling of infrastructures – physical, cultural or social – and can be used for any card game, new or old, to gather with friends, or for solitaire.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the generous support of Skol Gallery, especially Anne Bertrand, and Artivistic members Faiz Abhuani, Sophie Le Phat-Ho, and Kevin Yuen Kit Lo. These cards were designed through the talent and vibrant spirit of engagement of Nathalie Casemajor Loustau, Michel de Broin, Sylvia Ly, Jeffrey Mackie, Emily Rose Michaud, Fabien Rose, Robin Simpson, Jacob Wren, Artivistic, and numerous anonymous others. This project was inspired by the Delta Primer project of landscape architect Jane Wolff.
Cecilia Chen and Heather Davis (February 2013)
Promiscuous Infrastructures (Phase 2): Finissage + The Awesomest Foundation + Boncha Immigrantz
14 April 2012 @ 6pm
The Montreal Sandbox
7 April 2012 @ 12pm
Think We Must / Con-Vocation
31 March - 1 April 2012 @ 12pm
Art, activism and movements for social change in Montréal
29 March 2012 @ 6pm
Typographic Poster Workshop
17 March 2012 @ 12pm
Skollège: Vive la crise!
13 March 2012 @ 7pm
How do we negotiate the promiscuity of infrastructures in Montréal?
10 March 2012 @ 12pm
Promiscuous Infrastructures (Phase 2)
9 March - 14 April 2012
Skol (372 Ste-Catherine W., suite 314)
"Drop-in hours" by Artivistic for y/our pleasure every Saturday 12-5pm
Promiscuous Infrastructures (Phase 2): Opening!
9 March 2012 @ 5.30pm
DiO (Do-it-Ourselves): OpenSpace on alternative financing
6 August 2011 (all day)
+ FUSE magazine launch party
knowledgeshare #2 : Infrastructure Design with Kenneth Bailey (DS4SI)
9 July 2011 @ 7.30pm
knowledgeshare #1 : The Promiscuous Infrastructures of Protest Camps
29 June 2011 @ 6pm
live stream from Paris : Monetary Utopia Seminar
17 June 2011 @ 1pm
(auto)formation sur des méthodes de coconstruction de savoirs
11 June 2011 @ 10am