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Afrikanistas is a series of sixteen characters through which a world is recreated. A fictitious world in which disguise is combined with ritualis… Read More
Afrikanistas is a series of sixteen characters through which a world is recreated. A fictitious world in which disguise is combined with ritualistic elements such as masks, feathers and totems. At the same time they merge in to a more contemporary aesthetic where bright colours and a black thick line create a new cultural identity where tribal rituals could be part of our everyday life. The apparel worn by these figures are not only used as a disguise for special moments, but they are incorporated to the daily life and transform the rituals and symbols into regular practices and vice versa. This new type of masquerade claims cultures and traditions that the modern world has driven away from their own reality or is in the process of it. An alternative is proposed through these sixteen characters, that are halfway between a contemporary, technological, scientific and modern society, and another more “pagan” society that coexists with nature, primitivism and superstition. Read Less
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Afrikanistas
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