Doppelgänger: a 3D-printed kissing mask
Posted By sculpteo on Jun 24, 2011 |Doppelgänger is a piece produced by Portuguese artist Didier Faustino and manufactured with the support of Sculpteo.com online 3D Printing service.
It was exposed in the windows of Lafayette Maison from 16th to 20th June 2011.
Here’s a description from the artist himself
A white mask separates into two. Its conjoined parts fuse together recreating a sort of prosthesis for a mirror kiss.
The double entry mask pivots the heads of those who put it on, defining the minimum limits, an immaterial border becoming real.
Doppelgänger seems to prevent contact and yet it reveals a link, the meeting of the mouths which slot into one another through a perfectly traced, proportioned orifice.
Like a hygienist mask maintained in equilibrium, Doppelgänger appears to be like a prosthesis which controls the kiss.
Doppelgänger forces the tête-à-tête to feel the other, to let them slip into their inner world, with the risk of meeting their alter ego and losing themselves within it.