EXPRESSIONS OF THE MONOMYTH


THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

Expressions of the Monomyth follows a group of artists who have travelled far into the High Arctic wilderness with the intent of creating work, it is an attempt to portray unique human pursuits with some over dramatization and humour in the manner of classic comedies and tragedies. Based from Joseph Campbell’s notion of the Monomyth, the works reflect on the function of mythologies in a more immediate modern application: ‘the impact of this horror on a sensitive consciousness is terrific – this monster which life. Life is a horrendous presence, and you wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for that…that’s the first function of mythology: not merely a reconciliation of consciousness to the preconditions of its own existence, but reconciliation with gratitude, with love, with recognition of the sweetness. Through the bitterness and pain, the primary experience at the core of life is a sweet, wonderful thing.’

the_birth_of_trygghamna

Title: The Birth of Trygghamna
Year: 2013
Medium: C-Print on Archival Paper
Size: 148.2 x 193.2 x 5 (framed)
Edition: 4 + 2AP

The-Doom-of-Gravneset

Title: The Doom of Gravneset
Year: 2013
Medium: C-Print on Archival Paper
Size: 148.2 x 193.2 x 5 (framed)
Edition: 4 + 2AP

The-Comedy-of-Waggonwaybreen

Title: The Comedy of Waggonwaybreen
Year: 2013
Medium: C-Print on Archival Paper
Size: 148.2 x 193.2 x 5 (framed)
Edition: 4 + 2AP

The-Song-of-Alicehamna

Title: The Song of Alicehamna
Year: 2013
Medium: C-Print on Archival Paper
Size: 148.2 x 193.2 x 5 (framed)
Edition: 4 + 2AP

The-Shadow-of-Fjortende-Julibukta

Title: The Shadow of Fjortende Julibukta
Year: 2013
Medium: C-Print on Archival Paper
Size: 148.2 x 193.2 x 5 (framed)
Edition: 4 + 2AP

The-Coming-of-Sorgattet

Title: The Coming of Sorgattet
Year: 2013
Medium: C-Print on Archival Paper
Size: 148.2 x 193.2 x 5 (framed)
Edition: 4 + 2AP

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