Cyrus Kabiru is an artist based in Nairobi, Kenya best known for his C-Stunners,“an ongoing work where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects.”
I love the fact that Kabiru recycles found materials to create these futuristic pieces. His C-Stunners inspire so many visual connections, so whenever I see them I imagine different people wearing them—- for example Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Asha, the lead character in the post-apocalyptic African short film Pumzi, Janelle Monáe as Cindi Mayweather, Grace Jones in her video for Slave to the Rhythm as well as her Citroën commercial (directed by Jean-Paul Goude),Erykah Badu lost in a deserted landscape in her video for Didn’t Cha Know, or artist Karen Seneferu’s piece Techno Kisi. More HERE.