Solo exhibition The Heroine’s Yourney by Estonian Academy of Arts’ PhD student Fideelia-Signe Roots presents stories of the masculine connoted phrase hero. By reproducing mythological characters, the artist is trying to disillusion the archetypal narratives rooted in the society.
At the current exhibition the artist plays mainly with two concepts: heroic versus sexualised female body, by looking at Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) hero’s journey model through a feminist prism. Campbell’s ideas were based on the well-known myths which he constructed into a single so-called monomyth, universal hero’s journey scheme which premise is the existence of a male hero. The Heroine’s Journey represents the artist herself passing through different variations of the hero’s journey.
Fideelia-Signe Roots’s solo exhibition at the EAA gallery is part of her doctoral thesis at the Doctoral School of Art and Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
We would like to thank: Katrin Kivimaa, Tiina Ann Kirss, Marko Mäetamm, Ants Käärst, Kalev Mahtra, Maria Wattel, Gerhard Lock, Kullar Viimne, Hasso Krull.
The exhibition is sponsored by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, The Estonian Artists’ Association and European Social Fund’s Programme DoRa.