The Oracolarium Team
Oracolarium came about as the very first collaboration between multimedia artist Andrea Aste and magic inventor Neil Kelso.
Both had already worked extensively in the fields of Tarot, magic, multimedia art, immersive experiences, and had a number of boundary breaking creations and collaborations under their belts, but they shared an ambitious dream. By chance, on a foggy November night in London they met at the birthday part of a famous magician. They got talking and discovered a shared vision for the future of esoteric innovation. Over the next five years, Oracolarium came to life.
And that was just the beginning. Andrea Aste and Neil Kelso have co-founded a creative laboratory called “Berith and Brimstone”. It is a completely independent company - taking charge of it's own destiny and setting forth on a quest to serve the world with magical inventions. It is a hub for esoteric research and development where all kinds of fantastical collaborations take root.
Berith and Brimstone's creates work in a collaborative and participative way. Our goal is always to be inclusive and welcoming to all because we know from experience that the world becomes more magical whenever we all work together sharing stories and creating new ones.
You can follow our latest news and inventions by joining our mailing list, and if you would like to support our work in exchange for lots of additional treats (spreads, tutorials, behind-the-scenes access, digital downloads and more!) you can find Berith and Brimstone on Patreon.
Find out more about Berith and Brimstone by visiting www.BerithAndBrimstone.co.uk
Andrea Aste is a visionary multimedia artist using image (animation, painting, illustration, etc.) and writing to create immersive installations and exhibitions. To the world of Tarot, Aste is known as the author of The Lost Code of Tarot (Lo Scarabeo), a reach parallel world presented as real thanks to a full length fictional documentary. Aste’s works are been exhibited in important museums worldwide (Musee Grevin in Paris, Natural Science Museum in Turin, Italy) and at prestigious art kermess like Venice Biennale. After the great success as scene designer for international star Aruto Brachetti’s show, Aste relocated his studio in London where hi is collaborating with photographers, stage directors, graphic designers, architects, publishing houses, writers, art directors, on an international level.
Neil Kelso is an award-winning international performance artist who specialises in Magic in all its forms. His practice combines live immersive theatrical experiences with intuition and divination systems such as tarot, palmistry, and cartomancy. His primary focus is conjuring a sense of wonder in the hearts and minds of his audiences, to nudge them towards discovering magic within themselves, whilst forming strong connections with each other and the wider cosmos. Based in London, but travelling worldwide, Neil Kelso is one of the most in-demand mystery entertainers performing today, performing on and off London’s West End, earning rave reviews at arts festivals and a familiar host of cabarets and events. He splits his time between his own practice, and working as a collaborator or consultant for scientists, magicians, authors, and theatrical producers.