13.09 - 03.11.2024

ProtoZone 16

15.11 - 12.01.2025

ProtoZone 17

6.6. 14h


In short

Paloma Ayala, Anne-Laure Franchette, and Riikka Tauriainen talk about their shared practice based on riverine ecologies.

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Online participation possible via this Zoom Link


“As water, we all owe ourselves to other bodies of water. As water, we all eventually pass our waters on. Even while in constant motion, water is also a planetary archive of meaning and matter. To drink a glass of water is to ingest the ghosts of bodies that haunt that water.»
Astrida Neimanis


The River Oracle is meant to be a situating tool for self reflection, asking questions to the river, wondering what it can tell us. The cards are trying to find their way into material reality through you. We are not particularly interested in thinking about the oracle as a tool to predict your future. What we actually want is for you to connect with your present, with a sense of deep knowledge, in order to embrace (self-) awareness. The cards are printed by water and infused with stories created by an encounter of artists in the riverine ecology of the Rhein.


The River Oracle was developed by Paloma Ayala, Anne-Laure Franchette, and Riikka Tauriainen. Cyanotypes printed by Paloma Ayala, Vanesa Ayala, Anne-Laure Franchette, Jocelyn Lopez, Carolina Opazo, Laura Rodriguez, Riikka Tauriainen, Kay Zhang, and PlanteSorcieres – Caterina Giansiracusa / Andrea Herrera Poblete.


Find out more about the River Oracle here

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River Oracle