Humans are a funny species with feelings to express. Love, fear, boredom, inspiration, hate, anger, comfort – all of them feelings that when expressed evoke a metaphorical sense of completion and finality. When expressed, the human feels purposeful. This intense epiphany that usually occurs whilst, right before or after the act of expression is a natural driving force, even a perpetuum mobile. So it seems, humans need ways to express themselves.
Anthropology seems an entertaining way to accentuate the different tastes in expressing one’s preferences and outlook on all aspects of life. Documentary makers and scriptwriters like Fulvia Alberti then wrap that very bit of knowledge into a compact movie of 30 mins and publish it on channels for culturally interested mammals.
Alberti filled her 30 mins together with anthropologist Shenah Abdullah to portray Iraqi Kurdistan’s fashionable men and women and I, as a culturally interested mammal, watched it a couple of days ago, together with another culturally interested friend of mine.
The clothing choices and people’s motivations or reasons to wear them range from political statements to displaying one’s marital status and one’s own personal business situation.
Take these men for example. They wear the traditional Kurdish clothing, also called „cîlî kurdî“. But notice the difference: the wonderful man on your left side is taken, whereas the gentleman next to him is available to your liking. How I know all of this? Simple. Notice their belts, and next time you’ll be sure to approach the right (and single) man.
For young females in the Iraqi Kurdish region, the traditional Kurdish clothing is a Lady Gaga. It can be changed into whatever. Within the timespan of a couple of years, trends have to change, and here come the region’s very own fashion designer into play. Modifications and variations have to be made in order to keep it up to date. This next juxtaposition shows Kurdish females from different generations.
But apart from clothing habits and fashion trends, humans feel exceptionally happy when overcoming fear or daring a dangerous action, even if it is simply challenging the planet’s gravity. They jump from mountains high enough to see a great amount of horizon, for example.
This self-made video shows highlining pioneers and best friends Tancrede and Julien having their bit of human fun at the cliffs of the Norwegian fjords. As I will expect you to be a mammal who is reading this article right now, I suppose, given that you’re fairly frightened of height (It is documented that 2 to 5 percent of the general human population on planet Earth suffer from acrophobia.), you will feel exceptionally happy watching this.
I will explain your feeling to you. . . or maybe not, Fink, a group of music – making mammals, have found another way to express this.