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Erik Bergrin's KKK HOODS Series Contemplates Disconnection

By: Milla Kiss - Published: • References: erikbergrin and dustmagazine
While gothic, tribal and humanimal masks are becoming fashion phenomenon, for KKK HOODS creator Erik Bergrin, masks represent disconnection.

In order to express his ideas and provoke public opinion, Bergrin uses one of the most negative and iconic masks of history: KKK hoods.

In the case of this KKK HOOD artwork, the creations not only symbolize racial hatred, but also an approach to life, where people hiding behind masks do not accept themselves and hence are completely disconnected.

The KKK HOODS photo series, featured in the Roots issue of Dust Magazine, depict the disconnected, masked lives of plastic-surgery-addicts, heavy-smokers and junk-food-lovers. The actual pieces in the KKK HOODS series are made of exactly the material they are talking about: cigarettes, wood, nails and wires.