|—||V for Vendetta (the movie, not the graphic novel)|
Goddamn, I really need to get a 3D printer so I can print custom masks for myself.
That would almost be too awesome.
#Masquerade #igboland #Anambra #Mask #yamfestival #Nigeria
“Fosik’s feral creations take the shape of fantastic beings that communicate a subversive, anti-religious commentary through the depiction of hyperbolized fictional gods. Nameless, assigned no specific meanings or powers, beholden to no formal faith—real or contrived—Fosik’s idols are not meant to contribute to some grand theological narrative of the artist’s design. They are masterfully made beautiful objects that examine the nature of spiritual iconography through an absence of religious discourse. In this way, Fosik points to the power and scope of man’s innate creativity devoid of divine inspiration.”
– Lainya Magana, Hi-Fructose Magazine, 2010
Taiwanese special forces susessfully display the psychology of pure intimidation via ballistic face masks.
There’s another note-worthy psychological aspect to this. When you make a bunch of people all wear the same uniform that conceals their identity, they become much more willing to do really bad things. This video talks more about it, starting at 16:00.