MARTIN BACKES
Pixelhead limited edition, 2012 © Martin Backes

Martin Backes
*1977 in Germany
lives in Berlin
www.martinbackes.com

The full face mask Pixelhead acts as media camouflage, completely shielding the head to ensure that your face is not recognizable on photographs taken in public places, without securing permission. This piece is inspired by google street view and therefore bridges the gap between the real and virtual world. This simple piece of fabric masks individuals’ anonymity for the Internet age.