“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
this quote by Oscar Wilde sums up BIGMOUTH
A Public participatory artwork, a cross between a confessional and room 101. BIG MOUTH invited people to think about what they felt was wrong with the world or their life and tell the bigmouth. Once they left their message they could look through an eyepiece on the side of the installation and see their message become the head of a small demon who would take the burden away. The idea was to present speech not as audio but as the physical movements of the mouth. This also meant people could express personal and secret thoughts.
Tomo created the demon illustrations for the project
Commissioned by Metal Liverpool as part of the Liverpool provocations event metalculture.com/projects/liverpool-provocations-a-series-of-artistic-interruptions/
thanks also to Ben and Tom at pufferfishdisplays.co.uk/ for helping us with the crazy spherical projection system