Urbanapa x Ateneum, Ateneum Museum,
Kaivokatu 10, Helsinki
Welcome to the Oracle of Changes
What is this?
It is an oracle that we made to help answer any questions that you may
How does it work?
1. Come in and think of a question that you don't know the answer to.
Preferably one that you can't answer 'yes' or 'no' to, although you
can do that as well, it's all fine. Don't tell us what your question
is, at least not yet.
2. Once you have thought of a question, we will randomly select one of
sixty-four 'hexagrams' that we wrote / devised based on the
2000-year-old oracle, the I Ching. Some of these hexagrams are text,
some are sounds or videos, and some are actions.
3. We will try to let the hexagram answer your question for you, and
then have a conversation about it afterwards if you
How long is this going to take?
Anything from 10 seconds to 10 minutes, depending on which hexagram
Why are you doing this?
This performance is part of a broader project that we're working
on called 'OF CHANGES' as part of the Urbanapa x Ateneum festival
(happening in the museum this week). We will be doing these readings
until Sunday, but we'll also start a live audio broadcast online as
RADIO OF CHANGES, starting Thursday morning. The audio broadcast will
feature speech, music, some new radio drama and featured guests.