Weekly Photo: Bwindi Light Masks, Torino, Italy

Weekly Photo: Bwindi Light Masks, Torino, Italy


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During my first day in Italy on my Great Northern Italy Adventure, we toured the city of Torino (Turin). It was the day after Christmas, so there were many art installations on display, spread all over the city. The one that stuck in my mind the most was called “Bwindi Light Masks,” by┬áRichi Ferrero, and installed at Palazzo Reale. Forty identical masks, from the Bwindi National Park in Saharan Africa, are placed in dark space similar to ancient terracotta pieces. The light changes the colors of the masks, and the sounds of Tuvan throat singing adds to the effect.

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Christian "Krzysiek" Eilers is a twenty-something who constantly likes to look up the next flight out of JFK. His life goal is to visit every country in the world; as a young adult working full-time, he often settles on visiting the near countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean, knocking these off the list as it is less of a financial strain than Europe or Asia. Caffeine is his vice, and if he doesn't have a coffee in his hands, then it's probably a green tea. A native of New York City, when he is not traveling, he can find an abundance of cultural influences right in his own city, enough to keep him satisfied until the next country's beckon cannot be ignored any longer. He holds a cigarette in one hand while monitoring his Fitbit's heart rate with the other.