Jim F. Faure - Jim Skull creates fascinating, intricate sculptures, inspired by his namesake. These elaborate forms are produced using a range of materials; from rope, to papier-maché, tea bags or string. Each become his medium to be appropriated and transformed. He cites his inspiration as the strong cultural heritages of Africa, New Zealand, Asia, and Oceania.
A man shows tribal scars on his back in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, November 1919.
Photograph by E. Torday, National Geographic
If there is anything I’d like to make others aware of, it would be to become a more chaotic individual. To be permeated by impulsiveness and in tune with that raw, unbridled energy. However, many associates chaos with destruction.
This has started to make more and more sense as I’ve become more in tune with my own body (excluding the head). One of the reasons chaos is associated with destructive forces is that we, in our society, is all about our heads. We’re all caught, and taught, by the fact we’re suppose to use our minds in every single matter possible. Physical work, using your body, is seen as secondary rather then one part of a bigger picture.
By cutting off what the rest of the body is telling and simply focusing on thinking makes us powerless and ultimately caged. But by ‘thinking’ with the whole body, we can manifest the full expression of ourselves. The very same chaotic energy and pattern we can find in the rest of nature. Go outside and observe nature in all it’s erratic and illogical ways. It’s perfect, because it always leaves room for the unpredictable.
I must note that these guys run around screaming & shaking cowbells. They sometimes stop to knock shit over and start humping each other. There are also people dressed up as bears and they pretend to be bears and basically this is Anthrocon 500BC
This ceremony ended during the 1930’s, probably because of Franco & WWII when a huge chunk of the Basque population was murdered.
The tradition was brought back in the 1990’s. No, they didn’t bring it back just after WWII, they brought it back in the 90’s.
Hey 90’s kids remember the time your mom took you out and a bunch of goat men screamed at you while cupping each others balls and coating themselves in pigs blood?
If you’re a basque kid then you just might.
This is the most metal thing I’ve seen all day.