In their ‘Big Heads’ project, artists Bego Antón and Monica Sanchez document themselves going through everyday life wearing overblown paper heads.
According to the duo, the project blends the real world with our online selves, making its viewers ponder about identity and the internet’s effect on it. ‘We used our big paper heads in our daily life; we carried them everywhere and used it as if it was our real self’, read the artists’ statement. ‘We did not have a greater goal than playing with it in a sporadic way. It was us, in our environment, but out of scale’.
Made to look like the artists themselves, the paper heads were made by taking their photos and then put together to form its boxy 3D shape. Afterwards, Anton and Sanchez went to different places wearing their odd, digitally-composed faces as if nothing was out of the ordinary.