Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron

The Fortune Teller

You’ve got to help me find an end to the nightmare
’Cause I can’t stand this pain and the curse of time
Somewhere in your eyes
I’ll find the answer
Give me the truth I’ve been looking for
Be my guiding light, I’ll take my chances
Turn the card, seal my fate, close the door

—Deep Purple

The Fortune Teller, in order of appearance, is the fourth character encountered in Yasmine’s quest for the Heptahedron.

The Fortune Teller knows the impact her predictions will have on the life of the trembling figure seated in front of her. Cards in hand, one eye fixed on this person, the Fortune Teller carefully gauges her words, and says, “I too am worried about the future; I too struggle with the troubled present; I too am confronted with an evanescent past. Who will help to ease my mind?”

When she is not in the grip of self-doubt, the Fortune Teller helps us to organise reality, to make it ours. Revealing what is ignored or hidden, she transforms a patchwork of diverse perceptions into an organised fabric, united in space and, perhaps most importantly, in time, circumscribing the domain of anxiety. Just like an artist, or perhaps even a curator, the Fortune Tellers delimit a coherent but ephemeral image of the world so that we might understand its fate—our fate. Does the Fortune Teller not have the power to raise everything and anything? Just like a powerful pump, does she not have within that body of divination a great pipe that goes down to the bowels of things, into the deep layers, to suck up and bring forth in giant sprays what was held dormant and flat under the ground? What was there, but not seen, longing to feel the sun?

To bring the Fortune Teller to life, and to soothe our souls, this exhibition presents the divinatory works of Jessika Kharzik, Miriam Stoney, and Alvaro Urbano.

Rendez-vous in Østre Skostredet at Østre, Northing Space, and an old, abandoned wooden house, and to find out more about what goes on in the head of this character, read Side Magazine: The Fortune Teller.

—Yasmine d’O.



Artists
Jessika Khazrik →
Miriam Stoney →
Alvaro Urbano →


Venue
Northing Space
Østre Skostredet 10
5017 Bergen


An Old Wooden House
Østre Skostredet 8
5017 Bergen


Østre
House for Sound Art and
Electronic Music
Østre Skostredet 3
5017 Bergen




Upcoming events

Exhibition

Side Venues

Exhibitions

Side venues


Date

Time

Event

Venue


Sep 9, Friday

21:15–02:45

The Fortune Teller
ATAMATA I by Jessika Khazrik w/ காவடி, Aïsha Devi, Grinderteeth, Jimmy Blue Star, MAWADa

Amplifying an urgent search for collective transcendence and transformational infrastructure, ATAMATA brings together a spectral club exhibition with a 4-day South and East-oriented music and performance club program full of apparitions, epiphanic intermissions and incomputable assemblies. Concocted by artist, DJ, technologist and educatress Jessika Khazrik with live performances by friends and allies, the techno rave performance series and exhibition re-addresses club spaces as templar and serendipitous places of techno-political congregation and collective attunement with an ability to re-create and host different times and desires into the present. Through revisiting the unifying and anti-militarist history of techno in the past, present and future tenses and the potential of club spaces as social spaces of transclusive ritual, communal solace and serendipitous bonding, ATAMATA attempts to playfully delve into the links between the collectivity through anonymity attained in clubs and that experienced in spaces dedicated to collective strategy, solidarity and study.

Doors: 20:30 (ID: 18)
Tickets: Kr 150

Purchased tickets can not be refunded.


at Østre



Sep 10, Saturday

20:15–02:45

The Fortune Teller
ATAMATA II by Jessika Khazrik w/ Hexorcismos, Matriark, Marwa Belhaj Youssef, Safa, Via App ++

Amplifying an urgent search for collective transcendence and transformational infrastructure, ATAMATA brings together a spectral club exhibition with a 4-day South and East-oriented music and performance club program full of apparitions, epiphanic intermissions and incomputable assemblies.

Concocted by artist, DJ, technologist and educatress Jessika Khazrik with live performances by friends and allies, the techno rave performance series and exhibition re-addresses club spaces as templar and serendipitous places of techno-political congregation and collective attunement with an ability to re-create and host different times and desires into the present.

Through revisiting the unifying and anti-militarist history of techno in the past, present and future tenses and the potential of club spaces as social spaces of transclusive ritual, communal solace and serendipitous bonding, ATAMATA attempts to playfully delve into the links between the collectivity through anonymity attained in clubs and that experienced in spaces dedicated to collective strategy, solidarity and study.

Doors: 19:30 (ID: 18)
Tickets: Kr 150

Purchased tickets can not be refunded.


at Østre



Oct 20, Thursday

17:00–19:00

The Fortune Teller
Exhibition walk with guest:
t.b.a.

Østre

Free Admission




at Østre



Oct 22, Saturday

14:00–16:00

The Fortune Teller
Exhibition walk with activity
t.b.a.

Østre

Free Admission




at Østre



Oct 23, Sunday

12:00–14:00

The Fortune Teller
Family Workshop with Yilei Wang (designer and co-founder of Northing)

Østre

Free Admission

For all ages.

Participation is free of charge but requires pre-registration via email.


at Østre



Oct 23, Sunday

15:00–17:00

The Fortune Teller
Gathering:
t.b.a.

Østre

Free Admission




at Østre