People aren’t naturally rational but rather superstitious and emotional, investing faith in anything handy. The recent resurgence of the superhero as a personal talisman is one form this modern faith has. Another is the rise of Donald Trump he tells the world ‘alternative facts’ and people believe in him in-spite of the evidence, why? Faith.
The basic premise is that the Yeti sighted in the Himalayas are real however they believe Brian Blessed to be a mythical creature and who brings avalanches. Some Yeti remember him as a story from their childhood whereas others worship him as a god but none have any tangible evidence of ‘The Blessed’.
This project explores Faith, trust, myths and hero’s and the effect time has on these. When I was younger I almost became a monk, and am interested in what mythical support structures (religion etc.) the Yeti would build up around ‘The Blessed’. Exploring other people’s view of faith (as the belief in the unproveable) and why people still have a need to believe in modern myths.
Shrine was the second iteration of this idea. The first being Blessed be the YETI and both leading to a final version being presented at Stryx in October as part of Fierce’s takeover.