By definition, a myth can have no definitive version. Over time the stories warp and bow, taking on new meaning in relation to the era in which they are read. Jason Fulford is an artist with a preoccupation with this evolutionary insistence, and the lack of certainty that it creates.
Much in the same way as its literary inspirations, no incarnation of Fulford’s Hotel Oracle is quite the same as the one that preceded it. It may take shape, as it did in LA with its guests being greeted by Fulford at the age of 10 and then 40 and finally 85; as it did in Tokyo, where they were given a warm stone and left to bask in the quite reflection of a smoke filled café; as it did in New York, in the darkened apartment of the 19th Century inventor and physicist Nikola Tesla; or as it

This article appeared in 187 on March 2014. Buy here

To continue reading this article, please subscribe to print or online here, or login to receive premium content...