Slavic Ghosts & Creature
The traces of worshipping the four elements — earth, water, air and fire — are evident throughout all ancient Slavic settlements. Not the elements themselves were worshipped, but rather the beings that were imagined living within. The gods embodying these elements disappeared with Christianization. However, the belief is still alive. Many of the original spirits and demons have transcended ancient religions and remain as part of the folklore the author of this project grew up with. Inspired by her childhood memories, she explored associative representations as a system of formal language. Now it’s your turn: what do you see lying within?
Angelina was born in Siberia but lived most of her life in Germany which gives her profound insight into two cultures and languages. She is studying Visual Communication at the Academy of Art and Design, Basel. She enjoys making unconventional connections and often translates original forms into new and surprising contexts. Through her work with abstract forms, she likes to give her audience space for imagination.