The Power of Magic in the Imaginary World of the Kazakh Ertegi Tale: The Instinct of Free Flight

The Imaginary World of the Kazakh Ertegi Tale manifests the highest level of unconstrained creativity and free fantasy. These tales allow the spirit to rise above the material and physical planes. They offer an elevated "intention" to go beyond limits (which probably do not really exist), and to achieve one’s dreams or walk through the gateway to the realization of these higher planes in the mind and their intentions. In these tales, we can see the opening of this space of possible ideas.

In an Ertegi tale, each character embodies some kind of unusual, wonderful, magical transformation. And this, in the terminology of quantum physics, is like "a super space of new possibilities". This is not fiction, and not a dream – it is a magical reality.

Our students’ work with Ertegi tales manifests the principles of "hyperbole", "superpowers", "deformation", and "transformation" ...

Entering into the Imaginary World of the Ertegi Tale opens the mind to a free flight of fantasy and evidence of another world that we have yet to access.

Myths - imagination - magic - are not alchemy or witchcraft; they are in fact the states and elements that make up the sphere of human consciousness.

The Imaginary World of Fantasy and Ertegi Tales are the source of our imaginative view of the World, the power and potential of the human spirit, through which humanity rises above the physical and rational.

The Symbolic Representation of the World of Fantasy opens extraordinary opportunities for maintaining the energy and strength of spirit, harmony and faith in miracles, and the triumph of justice.

The fantastic world of the Ertegi tale transforms human consciousness, giving birth to new images to create a new reality.

In the world of the Ertegi tale Creation is the highest value. Faith in one’s own strengths and the boundless possibilities of the self are born in this world of unusual possibilities.

Country/Region Kazakhstan

Curator Kabyl Khalykov

Curatorial Team Benjamin Sota, Anna Oldfield, Emma Howes, Sangul Karzhaubayeva, Manjeet Singh, Meruert Zhanguzhinova, Madison Rahner

Artists Alexandra Pominova, Irina Pissaryuk, Aisha Ibadulla, Aruzhan Bolat, Gularsha Zhanabay

photo Song from Ertegi Tale. 7 participants: Participants: Aisha Ibadulla - "Kunikei," Aruzhan Bolat - "Umai," Alexandra Pominova - "Koregen," Irina Pissaryuk - "Tengry," Gularsha Zhanabay - "Sakkulak." Directed by Kabyl Khalykov. Data: 26.01.2019., Archers shooting at the Constellations of Heavenly Animals." Participants: Aisha Ibadulla - "Kunikei," Aruzhan Bolat - "Umai," Alexandra Pominova - "Koregen," Irina Pissaryuk - "Tengry," Gularsha Zhanabay - "Sakkulak." Directed by Kabyl Khalykov. Data: 26.01.2019., In the instincts of the imagination of a fairy tale. Participants: Aisha Ibadulla - "Kunikei," Aruzhan Bolat - "Umai," Alexandra Pominova - "Koregen," Irina Pissaryuk - "Tengry," Gularsha Zhanabay - "Sakkulak." Directed by Kabyl Khalykov. Data: 26.01.2019.