This DIY hologram is realised with a transparent pyramid where the video is reflected.
The captation is made in advance with three different cameras simultaneously filming. Thus, we can move around the pyramid and observ the construction of the mask from each side of the face.
The different paper shapes are inspired from natural and organic forms, such as scales, petals, feathers. They refer to the ornamental tribal masks. The white remained paper refers to the japanese art of origami and to an oneiric aesthetics that I am particulary fond of.
Half of the mask is made from soft and round forms like petals whereas the other part wears pointed shapes. This duality shows two facets that interact and coexist, wich is the characteristic of identity.
Step by step, the face is transformed by the elements and shows a different stage.
At the end of the metamorphosis, the entirely covered face shows a complete transfiguration. The body is transcended and replaced by a non-human enigmatic and poetic face before it goes back to a normal state.
This holographic self-portrait explores the identity through the figure of the mask and the metamorphosis
and enhances the idea of transcendence.
Oneiric, poetic, sometimes disturbing, this mask represents a certain ambiguity I am fond of.