Black Salt interview / Dad on Masks

O'odham woman

O'odham woman

Diné women, a photo of a photo from the Navajo Nation museum

Diné women, a photo of a photo from the Navajo Nation museum

 

"the reason i made them originally was exactly for that

i made them in illinois

i did the whohook thing it's kind of what i saw people as, they were mean spirits masquerading as something good

so they became cathartic

posessing them so they had no power over me

 

and now they're different, i am trying to separate myself from all of that. these things now are now my own personal spirit-- i dont know the word -- to me it's personal"

-- my father on the phone on why he (we) make masks

Ryan Dennison, Photo credit: James Frazier

Ryan Dennison, Photo credit: James Frazier

BLACK SALT INTERVIEW OUT TODAY FROM MONICA WESTIN

"Visions into Infinite Archives" will be having a closing party in a mere two days with live music from Ryan Dennison, Tropic Green, and a dj set from DJ Brown Amy.

6 to 9 PM at SOMArts in SF

More info here

Olen Perkins, Snakebrain, Mask construction on view in Visions into Infinite Archives, 2016, Photo credit: Dan Fenstermacher

Olen Perkins, Snakebrain, Mask construction on view in Visions into Infinite Archives, 2016, Photo credit: Dan Fenstermacher