Big Heads

is formed by Bego Antón and Mónica Sánchez. Their project begins taking a picture of themselves in 2D. Then, thanks to the 3D technology that the Internet offers them, they create a new self of themselves in paper, that they then blend and stick to create a big paper head. They use this huge 3D paper version of themselves in the physical world thanks to a design they created in the digital world. They exist in a new photographic dimension.

They explore the construction of a contemporary identity making use of postphotographic practises. They consider they are in the era of postphotography so it’s vital for them to apply their practise to the Internet and online world. But at the same time, the hop back and forth across the analog and digital because they shoot film. Both universes coexist.

They work with some kind of analog photoshop.

They made use of intuition, improvisation and game. They based the way they photographed in these words by Bob Black: “(…) we should create a new way of life based on play; in other words, a ludic conviviality, commensality, and maybe even art. There is more to play than child’s play, as worthy as that is. I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance “. They used their big paper heads in their daily life; they carried them everywhere and used it as if it was their real self. They did no have a greater goal than playing with it in a sporadic way. It was them, in their environment, but out of scale.

More about the big heads project here.

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Hello, I'm a Swabian digital native. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @veryliesl :)

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