Video Demos of Mask Making & Performances

Basics of Mask Making (2.5 minutes)

Overview of the UnMasKit! mask making process.

PAST PERFORMANCES & PRESENTATIONS

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Full Mask Making Instructions (10.5 minutes)

Detailed UnMasKit! demonstration. Recommended to watch just before making masks.

The Body Reclamation Project  (20 minutes)

Flagstaff Performance Art Fringe Festival - May 2010

Excerpts from the hour-long improvised show debut.

MASK MAKING

The Body Reclamation Project  (20 minutes)

Crescent Moon Ranch, Sedona, AZ - April 2011

Excerpts from an hour-and-a-half long version of Pash’s one-woman show incorporating 18 masks.

Woe of the World & Compassion (2 minutes)

Mary Magdala Celebration, Sedona Creative Life Center, Sedona, AZ - July 2011

A short improvised dance embodying “Compassion”, performed by Pash and Sally Gebler.

A version of this performance was also offered at the celebration of life event for Carol Raynsford and James Johnson, a New Hampshire couple who were murdered in Sedona in January, 2012.



EXPERIMENTAL

Seed  (2 minutes)

Sedona, AZ - March 2012

This short video demonstrates a metaphoric glimpse into the Life/Death/Life cycle. What has become old collapses into the netherworld. There it rests, until magically reawakened anew and compelled to struggle its way into strange new life.

Wind Dance  (1 minute)

Sedona, AZ - March 2010

Short masked dance video for danceanywhere.org.

Grief and Celebration (6.5 minutes)

Art du Soleil Showcase, Unity Church,            Sedona, AZ - May 3, 2012

In this short, improvised performance, Pash brings to life a conversation with counsellor, human rights activist, and torture survivor, Hector Aristizabal. Pash illustrates his insights into celebrating life after tragedy.

The Great Escape (15 minutes)

Sedona Library, Sedona, AZ - January 2013

An improvised, experimental, Playback Theater and performance art rendition of Pash’s 1st-prize winning short story, "The Great Escape" from the book "Sedona Awakenings."

Exploration of Archetypes (3.5 minutes)

Sandra Beck Studio, Sedona, AZ - January 2013

An improvised, exploration of archetypal masks including Inertia, Courage, and the Actualizing Tendency. This was one in a series of Pash’s interactive, public presentations using expressive art, movement, and sound.

Ritual Healing (12.5 minutes)

World Peace Dance, Sedona Performing Arts Center,      Sedona, AZ - February 7, 2014

A poetry and mask performance created by Pash and dedicated to veterans of all internal and external wars for the World Peace Dance. Original poem, "This Rage" written and performed by former Vietnam Veteran, Tom Puetz. Dancers include Martha Edwards, Sally Gebler, Zaphira, and Pash.

Mask of Transformation (5 minutes)

Old Town Center for the Arts, Cottonwood, AZ                 - March 2014

An improvised, exploration of the archetype of Transformation. This was a part of an Exploration of Archetypes, Pash’s interactive, public presentation series using expressive art, movement, and sound to help generate empathy for the human condition.

Masks & Poetry for Mental Health (10.5 minutes)

Church of the Red Rocks, Sedona, AZ  - March 2015

Vietnam veteran and author Tom Puetz shares about healing from PTSD using alternative methods while Pash uses masks to highlight the emotion of the stories.   This was part of the Mental Heal Coalition’s, Mental Health Awareness Week presentations.

Wise Women  (10 minutes)

Sedona, AZ - September 2014

Highlights from a group of seasoned and wise women sharing their positive experiences of aging.

Alternative Energy or Fossil Fuel? (1.5 minutes)

Sedona Farmer’s Market, Sedona, AZ  - December 2015

Marty Landa handed out “Soulutions” while Pash, as the Sun, and Mark Stevens as Oil, offered market goers the opportunity to embrace Alternative Energy or Fossil Fuel. This activity was a Climate Care Awareness event to raise awareness about keeping fossil fuel in the ground for the 2015 UN Paris Climate Talks.

A Moment of Art (1.5 minutes)

Sedona City Council, Sedona, AZ  - April 2016

Pash offers three Earth Day related masks for the Sedona City Council’s monthly Moment of Art series.

Facing Wetiko (15 minutes)

Olandar Salon, Malibu, CA  - August 2016

This presentation was based on a grant Pash received from The Rules to show the personal and social problems and solutions related to Wetiko, an Algonquin spirit of insatiable greed. See the original project, Faces of Wetiko and It's Antidotes. Project photos by Larry Pollock were also published in the Fall/Winter, 2016 edition of Kosmos Journal.