During my time studying Curation, I have been working collaboratively with two other Curation students to create Mythos. Mythos is a zine that takes the user on a journey through ‘the city of stories’ telling local ghost stories and folklore which we then asked artists to use as inspiration when submitting artworks. Alongside the stories and artworks, we explored the use of audio to help the audience become completely immersed in the experience.
In both editions we worked with a wide range of artists, displaying photography, paintings, prints, sculpture, and poetry. As part of the launch for the second edition, we hosted a guided tour where some of the artists who were featured in the zine spoke about their work and we took the audience to each of the locations where we divulged a little more into the stories and locations we had selected.
This topic in general was not something I personally had any previous experience or interest in but the idea to explore a completely new genre and work closely with artists was something that really interested me. With Mythos we aimed to take art out of the ‘traditional’ gallery setting and allow the audience to interact with it on their terms, wherever and whenever they feel comfortable, exploring and experimenting with new ways to display art.
Both editions of Mythos are available to purchase from DNA bookshop on Bank Plain.