MYTHS AND LEGENDS - THE REAL HUMAN HISTORY / STORY
Classical historiography seems to be rather accurate and scientific and thus many norms of society are arranged after that. However, it is rather questionable how objectively history is written and by whom. Hasn't it been written mainly by males? Which is actually implied by the noun itself: "history"- via Latin from Greek historia ‘finding out, narrative, history,’ from histōr ‘learned, wise man’
There has de!nitely been lots of genuine content, as there has been quite a lot that was modi!ed on purpose….
For the artist, myths and legends are the origins of human history.
No matter how old those sagas are, they enable us to see the world through the eyes of the narrators. Our thoughts create imaginary spaces that can become accessible or stay inaccessible to human awareness. The origins of our world, our time or natural phenomena have always represented territories that the collective cultural consciousness has tried to enter with the help of myths and legends. By means of explanatory narrations, we create cosmological and genealogical orders, that help us to ingrain our civilization and the individual being in the endlessness of the universe.
In every cultural circle, we see people confronted with events, incidents or connections that even at the current level of scientific knowledge, cannot be explained.
Since the time of the first cultures up to modern forms of society, myths and legends have emerged and helped us to deal with unanswered questions.
It is still not possible to say with any certainty which were just fabricated or fictitious.
However, it is clear that fables and sagas are so powerful that still attract us today and very few can resist their allure. Fascinated by these questions and convinced that myths and legends are independent of culture and context, the artist shows that they are still able to touch our society.
The stories are timeless and for this reason they are still coherent nowadays.
The aim of Ianchis’ artwork is to rediscove, construe and restage myths. The main characters are female.