Portrait Suzanne Treister

Casts A Circle

“As feminist groups taught in the 1970s, we need to “cast a circle” where we are not vulnerable. This is perhaps more than anything what Treister’s works perform: a tracing of our fragility that produces experimental situations and protective spaces. They have the air of invocations that pull together sense-making forces to create the event of a becoming. From this perspective, the tarot deck can be understood as a neutral structuring device…”

– This text appears in Spike #58. You can buy it in our online shop –