Sunday, 18 October 2015

My Sunday Photo 18 October 2015


this was kind of spooky!  


This was part of an Indigenous exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.  I am not sure what it is meant to represent, but it certainly brings to mind the Klu Klux Klan.  I guess it is meant to make you think of fear and racism, juxtaposed with the beauty and elegance of the textiles.      


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30 comments:

  1. That's quite a scary photo! The Klu Klux Klan is the first thing I thought of too :(

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    1. Purfylle (stella) has put up a comment about the Capirote. worth googling!

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  2. What a thoroughly interesting photo. I agree with you, I saw the hoods and thought KKK but the colours of the textiles are amazing. I have to say, I wouldn't want to come face to face with someone dressed like that. Maybe that was the idea?

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    1. yes i agree tara. it is meant to make you feel uncomfortable i reckon!

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  3. Oh my word this is a little freaky to me

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. i think you are right darren. very freaky.

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  4. The fabrics are beautiful and I remember seeing something about that style of hood on a documentary that implied the original meaning was misconstrued by the KKK in a similar way to the swastika had been corrupted by the nazi's. Of course, I can't remember the details :-/

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    1. you did well to find out what it was all about stella. The Capirote is very interesting isn't it?

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  5. This really does capture your thoughts doesn't it. I was so intrigued seeing it, goodness it is thought provoking, very well captured in a photo.

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    1. thanks sadie. the artists did very well i think!

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  6. A little bit of research later and I have uncovered the Capirote associated with '...Easter observances and reenactments in some areas during Holy Week in Spain.' source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capirote
    So it would be interesting to know what the artist's intention was.

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    1. oh yes stella. i see what you mean!. i had heard of the Capirote before but hadn't twigged when i saw this exhibit. fascinating indeed.

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  7. Your remarks are very poignant, it certainly does bring to mind the KKK. The fabrics look African, they're certainly very attractive.

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    1. the gowns were gorgeous phoebe but it was a bit scary for sure.

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  8. Beautiful fabrics but, slightly sinister!

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    1. yep it really is clever how they bring to mind racism amongst the beauty.

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  10. It's an interesting one that's for sure. The KKK is the first thing that springs to mind. The fabrics are very regal looking

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    1. i know zena. it is deliberate i'm sure. gorgeous fabrics.

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  11. It would be interesting to find out what the curators had in mind ... my word, what a combination. :-) #CommentLuv

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    1. hubby said there was a sign up saying it was meant to be about racism apparently.

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  12. It is a bit odd. I don't know what HHH stands for, but the robes and belts are from gorgeous fabrics, aren't they?

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    1. they are certainly beautiful nikki even if the whole idea is somewhat sinister.:)

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  13. I agree with your thoughts Sherry. There is something very eerie about this but with beauty as well.

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    1. oh yes true Jem. very eerie and lovely at the same time. the textiles were exquisite.

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  14. I agree! Scary! #mysundayphoto

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  15. Very effective Sherry! I dislike doll faces and when you can't see a face at all. As humans, we tend to see faces in lots of things and this makes me think RUN!

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    1. Hi Shaz
      Yes I agree. It's the non faces that are the scariest.

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