mentalgassi: floating bubble heads
mentalgassi: floating bubble heads 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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  • 🙂

    dbkii says:
  • Enjoy the video & music.
    Where can I get balls like that?

    Lily says:
  • Wonderful! I wish i have them here!

    né santelmo says:
  • I hope advertising never ends up floating like this in our harbours.

    Lucastronomical says:
  • Wow! Bobblehead goes to Brobdingnag. Fun. Wonder if they couldn’t have made a couple of the balloons slightly less rounded. Expressions tops d’-)

    Jetwax says:
  • THe elder looks strangely similar to Polanski on the first pic…

    BroN says:
  • Reminds me of the work by Tony Oursler.

    Tim says:

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