Dimensions: 52 x 75 mm. / 700 x 420 mm.
Publishers: FOSS and Widowed Swan
Edition size: 100 decks of cards and 30 full sheets broadside. All Signed and numbered.
Price: Cards; 6800,- isk. – Full sheet prints; 6000,- isk. (order via email@example.com)
Múskatópolis is a broadside and edition in the shape of a deck of cards by Icelandic artist PETURK. Behind the project is the observation of man constantly being surrounded by words – from other beings, instruments, and transformed from visual stimuli of alphabets and pictograms. Words often repeated by a cultural environment where they thrive and dominate while they accompany a defined worldview. The more apparent this view becomes, the more foolish other world views can start to seem. The muscatopolis cards provide users with the opportunity to travel around a sky of concepts and choose or reject according to the accidental arrangement of fate. They communicate a diverse range of cultural- and social structures, devisions and beliefs, in words and color. Múskatopolis encourage both private conversations as well as open political discussions while essentially providing cluewords and images which allow for various interpretations and ways of play.
The project has been kindly supported by Uppbyggingarsjóður Austurland.