mentalgassi: floating bubble heads
oct 12, 2011
mentalgassi: floating bubble heads


‘floating bubble heads’ at GETXOPHOTO in getxo, spain
image © joselu blanco

conceived for the fifth annual GETZOPHOTO held on the coast just outside of bilbao, spain,
berlin-based collective mentalgassi has created four inflatable spheres that have been wrapped in
an enlarged black and white photograph to look like bobbing heads. entitled ‘floating bubble heads’,
the project is a response to the festival’s theme, ‘in praise of elderly’.

for the project, each of the four inflatable balloons received a new skin that were laid onto
the curved surface in sections. the adhesive film used photographs of elderly subjects to create
three-dimensional portraits that are at once playful and surreal. the spheres were then placed in
shallow waters by the coast and secured with string and cinderblocks.

be sure to check out the making-of video from fermin aio at the bottom of the page.


image © joselu blanco


image © joselu blanco


image © joselu blanco


image © joselu blanco


image © joselu blanco


image © joselu blanco


image © joselu blanco

mentalgassi Getxophoto 2011 from fermin aio on Vimeo.

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