Method: The Muddy Ocean. The original tarot deck from The Pendant (2020) becomes a portal. The eight cards perform for the gaze of the one posing the questions. But they have their own demands from the one pulling the cards, forcing them to navigate between the narratives of symbols, the ruthless muddy ocean and their own deepest reflections.

Mayis Rukel (@mayisrukel) is an artist, writer and filmmaker and a 2020 graduate of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie VAV/Audiovisual department.


Production Credits:

Written & Directed by Mayis Rukel

3D Design by Teun Grondman

Voice Narration by Lucie Gérard

Graphic Design by Yuri Sato

Text Edited by Lila Bullen-Smith

Original Music by Patrick Walinga


Mayis Rukel is a winner of the GRA Award Autonomous Arts 2020. And as part of the award they have been given the opportunity to show new work to a new audience.

This episode of RietveldTV first aired on AT5 on 29 and 30 May 2021.