We live in a culture defined by putting on a mask before taking a selfie and then removing it again. Some people seem to take deep pleasure in scolding those who aren’t wearing masks, and some people flaunt their bare faces like a dare. I’m not sure which energy is more worrisome.

There are advertisements on street corners and bus stops for events that will never occur: festivals, fundraising walks, art exhibits, and summer concerts. The billboards for vacation destinations and airlines look like dispatches from another world.

DVA Damas – Half-Mask

Nightshade | Downwards, 2013 | Bandcamp