Nature Mythology Humanity
This project aims to explore the relationship between human and nature from the perspective of Mythology.
Artist took the five elements theory(金木水火土, metal, wood, water, fire, earth) as the starting pointing of the project. This theory is the most basic methodology which ancient Chinese people used to know the world. Chinese philosophers use this theory to explain the formation and interrelationship of all things. It emphasizes the world as a whole and aims to describe the forms in which things operate and transform.
In Chinese myths, the Five Element Theory is a indispensable base for all settings to be built upon. This theory supports the logic and view of the world. Elements of nature are often being deified as gods for instance god of water (Gonggong共工) and fire (Zhurong祝融). Ancient people use myths and superstitions to explain situations or phenomenon which couldn’t be controlled or explained by science. Therefore, plots of many myths illustrate the idea of the humbleness and insignificance of human being in front of nature as nature.
Humanity is the center of Chinese myths as myth itself is created by human.
The project then leads to two directions which are:
Human as the canvas that carries a story.
Human transferred into an image of a god or imaginary creature.