Mario Zoots is a man of many dimensions. You might know him as the enigmatic 1/2 of Modern Witch, but he’s also soul-deep in the world of the visual as well as aural. His collage work, both digital and paper, drips with the sub-mainstream fetishism of internet culture, in essence becoming a fractured prism into the way we view our world: auras expand outward from the head, flowers and crystallized shards blossoming where eyes and lips once where. Zoots reveals the true faces that lurk just below reality.
Drippy Bone Books is another one of his co-creations, a DIY publishing company for underground comics, art books and zines. With a marvelous selection of rarities and up-and-coming graphic artists and writers, it’s something that’s indispensable in a time when real culture and creativity deserve a place to call home. Zoots is a man who supports weird. We can relate.
Men In Burka is the latest project from Modern Witch member Kamran Khan, the Ramadan-Dadaist from Denver who melds desert spirits with weird, bounce-influenced party-beats. While still very new, the project has seen Khan gathering attention from both fans of mutant electronics and the current rise of Arabic-influenced beats, made underground-famous by fascinating artists like Fatima al Qadiri. Check out the promo video below, created by Denver artist (and fellow Modern Witch) Mario Zoots.