As imagination is an act of extraordinary seeing, enchantment might be a representative moment for reconsidering photography’s relationship to the world. Could heaven and earth, secular and spiritual, ritual and routine, ordinary and miraculous be mirror images of each other?
– Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites, The Public Image
Myth began as a series of unique silver gelatin prints created with improvisational techniques in the darkroom, using found organic matter such as rocks, roots and earth. Most prints are photograms, made by placing organic materials directly on or close to photographic papers themselves, which then bear shadows and shapes of the materials that rested above.
Taking audiences on a journey into an interior world while referencing cosmological events and geological phenomena, the work is an invitation to reflect on the connections between the human and the non-human. While grounded in the mundane, it seeks to suggest links between one person and another, the natural elements that surround us, and the larger forces beyond our lifetimes.
Myth was exhibited at Akiyoshidai International Artist Village (Japan) as an installation in the form of lightboxes and projections. The actual prints themselves were exhibited at Grey Projects (Singapore).