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I’m interested in petroglyphs and ancient nomadic religion called ‘tengrism’ and the ways we can re-interpret them. Tengri — an ancient god living at the top of the mountain and representing the sky.
Based on the petroglyphs’ archaeological insights and traditional myths as well as self-speculation I wanted to create an environment unfamiliar for us. Where we can travel and try to communicate with the unknown creatures by the methods we don’t know and language we don’t speak. We also don't know what creatures are in this place, it is open to interpretation.
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Artist, Graphic and Motion Designer ｜Kazakhstan/USA
I’m a Graphic and Motion Designer working on both physical and digital projects, natively from Kazakhstan. I do commercial client work as well as personal creative projects, especially while I’m doing my MFA at Parsons School of Design in the US. I completed both BA and MA as a Graphic Designer at St. Petersburg University in Russia. Right now I’m focusing on speculative worlds and other realities where we can imagine worlds without humans. I’m trying to create a transmedia space that is a compilation of a digital variety of mediums and physical accompaniment as well. I share my projects on Behance（https://www.behance.net/ardak_mukanova） and the process, oftentimes on Instagram（https://www.instagram.com/ardakmukanova）