Not knowing your roots is part of living in a globalised world, which makes us unsure of who we are. No longer firmly connected to our past, we are increasingly feeling a sense of spiritual orphanhood. The massive amount of information that we take in every day creates a reaction of not wanting to know...at least something.
Myths face challenges in the modern world…when the whole world map is mapped, what’s left to fantasise about in our reality? To seek depth can explain why we are drawn to stories about the unexplainable. It’s the myths that give meaning to life and humans have always been in need of great stories.
I dug deep inside my childhood, to a time when everything was treasured, when there was a certain life to everything, when nature was sacred. To a time when the sun, the moon, rocks, streams, old trees, caves, flowers, and even people were perceived to be the offspring of magic.
Through my videos, I am on a quest to find the truth in my dreams and daydreams. I try to find the connections between the characters that keep reappearing in our dreams, and how specific people leave a big mark on us. I create spaces where the environment fades away, giving way to the protagonists as if it encourages them to exist; they live in a liminal space between childhood and adulthood, where anything is possible.
Myths and dreams blend into fiction that tastes like a hybrid fruit from a newly discovered planet. We construct our mythology little by little, through our creations and visions of the unknown. Free from the chains of reality, it becomes like our own religion.
Myth-making provides an unlimited perception of what we are capable of conceiving if only we were to strip ourselves of what we think we know. I wish to offer no explanation, no justification and no apology, inviting the viewers inside my mind as innocent viewers of an innocent world. To celebrate my roots, myths have the responsibility to teach what can be dreamt.