Current project

The present is woven with multiple pasts

The world is such a frightening place these days. This project reflects the fears and uncertainty I have as a mother for the future of our next generation and the world we are leaving them. It is inspired by childhood memories from summers spent with my grandparents in a forest by the black Nordic ocean, and the stories that they handed down to me as a child.

Folktales and myths emerge in times of upheaval and from histories grimmest moments. They help us deal with our fears and make sense of the world. They can also function as cautionary stories, moral guides or tales of warning. Now, more than ever, it seems to me we need new tales to lead us through our troubling times.

http://www.fractionmagazine.com/ingvild-melby