Garden of Eden
By Andrew Andrews
Although I don’t get the connection between Garden of Eden’s title and its relationship to tarot, it’s obvious that a great amount of thought and effort went into designing the elaborate space. While some props certainly suggest a garden motif, a plethora of seemingly randomly-placed objects hint at the occult, eclecticism or just plain junk collecting.
If you’ve ever experienced an immersive space designed by Burning Man attendees then you’ll instantly find the scene familiar; if not, you can consider this experience as much a glimpse into that subculture as it is a primer on cartomancy.
The price seems a little high for what is essentially a timed ticket admission to a small art gallery. When you divide the cost of creating the work by the number of guests that can be accommodated, I suppose attendance should best be considered patronage for the artists, rather than a strong value proposition.
I’ve never been a huge fan of fortune telling and I don’t feel any different as a result of this experience, but that’s not to suggest that it wasn’t at all worthwhile. In particular, if your plans to return to the playa earlier this month were thwarted by
Andrew Andrews attended Garden of Eden at The Cell Theatre Third Floor in New York on Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 7:00pm to write this review.