Wikipedia: Inuksuk

Creatures for a better world?

Marvin Minsky, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laborator, was an adviser on the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. We wonder about HAL and his paranoid rebellion if the optimist Minsky and the pessimist Kubrick are misunderstood one another.
I believe not, within the reflection on the depersonalized power, typical of Kubrick's work, the ambiguity of our being as subjects sets a key and a meeting point.

The Bizarie di varie figure by Giovanni Battista Braccelli

Giovanni Battista Braccelli, Bizarie di varie figure (1624)

Wikipedia: Giovanni Battista Braccelli

Erik Sandberg: melancholic hairy Children

Erik Sandberg

Reprehensible Portraits by Freya Jobbins

Freya Jobbins

Pepe Mar: Explosive Rituals and Monstrous Narratives

A Cyclops named Brian

Wikipedia: Brian Catling

Dora Maar, a sad muse?

Source: Wikipedia: Dora_Maar

The grotesque masks by Léonard Thiry

Source: v&A: Masked man wearing a feminine mask at the back of his head; Set of 24 male and female grotesque masks

Mistick Krewe of Comus Parade 1873, New Orleans: Charles Briton

Source: Tulane's Digital Library: Carnival Collection