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WBM PATHOS - JULY 25 2022 1:57 PM CENTRAL HOUSTON TEXAS 

WE ARE ENERGY MASQUERADING AS HUMANS

In west african cultures we perform stories, dances, and ceremonies with various masks to misdirect the perspective of the viewer. For people to feel anything they must have perspective. This personal scope is used to better understand the world. Through both femininity and masculinity perspectives we are able to understand the world we can feel. This feeling is one of a spiritual nature. We believe there is power in perspective and more importantly how your personal scope is manufactured.

We believe that masks are a tool of communication between the physical and ethereal. Wether the mask is the detailed pattern of a venomous snake or a head nod as we pass each other on the street. Masks are vital to all lifeforms.    

"We propose that emotions provide embodied information about the costs and benefits of anticipated action, information that can be used automatically and immediately...Emotions thus provide a strong motivating influence on how the environment is perceived" (Zadra). 

References

Zadra, Jonathan R, and Gerald L Clore. “Emotion and perception: the role of affective information.” Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Cognitive science vol. 2,6 (2011): 676-685. doi:10.1002/wcs.147