The essence of mythology lies in sharing stories. Stories derived by human beings through carefully sensing our surroundings and being confronted by the forces of nature. Sensations so strong that you get overwhelmed by a need to recreate it, and thereby processing the experience. A key subject in myths is existence and the struggles we pull through in order to survive. Like the caveman, who, through an epiphany of his own existence paints the outline of his hand directly on the cave wall, and beside it paints the ox that will nourish him in the days to come.
“It’s not about the result. It’s about the process. In the process we can learn a lot more than we think about the product.” – Phuc Van Dang
Arriving with an empty canvas, an open heart, and his striking signature one-shot, black-on-white style, Phuc Van Dang brings his philosophy of becoming to The End of The Line.
"THE TRANSFORMATIONS" is the culmination of a weekend spent creating a portrait of the Aarhus University Hospital area, and a 10 hour intensive workshop guided by Van Dang, where a collective of artists selected by AARHUSMAKERS will respond to each other’s interpretations of Van Dang’s work – like an expressive echo. Each new work fits into the others, and stands on its own.