Making Faces

A metal stick slowly pulls on a screen and changes the face. The movement makes a squeaking and crackling sound.

2014
55 x 30 x 17 cm
Paint, wood, metal, motor

The sculpture ‘Making Faces’ is made by a few coincidences. With a can of spray paint, I sprayed a face on a screen. By mechanically shaping this screen, I was able to shape the face as well. This figure got its final shape by seeing a kid eating in a clumsy way and feeling the muscles in my own face spontaneously trying to imitate these movements. These two situations coincided into the final figure. ‘Making Faces’ is about the uncontrollable desire that people have to almost compulsively imitate each other.