Bohain Tarot (2014) is a one-on-one performance thesis project created for the Master of Experimentation in Arts and Sciences program at Sciences Po in Paris, France. The project is the culmination of an eight month anthropological study of the urban identity of the deindustrialised town of Bohain-en-Vermandois in France's Picardie region.
Taking stories and symbols collected from the town's history and architecture, Bohain Tarot uses a deck of originally-designed "Tarot"-like cards to question the past, present and future of the town's reputation and identity. Conceived and performed by Griffin McInnes, the project created hundred of opportunities for intimate, personal exchange as both performer and audience member worked to create a narrative of the town's past and a (usually satirical) prediction of its future. Bohain Tarot was performed over several weeks in dozens of locations around Bohain, including in homes, farmer's markets, festivals and others.
Collaborators: Milena Kartowski, Jim O'Hagan
Graphic Design: Erika Ratti