XK: The name of your project is ‘Tonatiuh’. Could you elaborate on the significance of this title?
JB: Tonatiuh is the nickname the inhabitants of Mexico gave Pedro de Alvarado (conqueror of Guatemala); his blond hair, pale skin and blue eyes fascinated the natives of the New World. Tonatiuh is the Sun God of the Aztec mythology, there’s claim that Pre-Columbian people mistook the newly arrived conquistadors for supernatural beings that arose in the 1530s, and became associated with Quetzalcoatl in particular in the 1540s, when people in the New Spain were looking back and trying to explain what had happened to them.
I’m fascinated with the idea that native morale or will to resist was undermined by awe at the Spaniards’ divine powers, it was one of many competing and probably false ‘solutions’ to the problem of how a newly arrived elite from Spain had come to exercise so much power in the region.
XK: Your projec...
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Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months/O.Wilde/ Fashions have done more harm than revolutions/V.Hugo/ I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man/W.Shakespeare/ Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics/B.Shaw/ There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist/Rand/ Fashion, wasn't what you wore someplace anymore. It was the whole reason for going/A.Warhol/ I think the responsibility lies with the fashion world as a collective. We have to demand more variety/Aucoin/ Fashion is treated too much as news rather than what it is, what it does and how it performs/Beene/ Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don't have a change, you're bored. It's the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about/B.Blass/
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