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Masked Emotive Mimes

'Tete A Tete' is an Exploration into Social Phenomena

— August 19, 2011 — Art & Design
Tête à Tête was created by Axel de Wilde, an artist that is based in the Netherlands. The project is a combination of film, stop motion and portraits caught on still film. The idea behind the collection started from Axel de Wilde’s need to explore existing social phenomena which includes social masks.

The idea that people hide behind these social masks that are created to protect one’s identity is the main thesis behind Tête à Tête. The highly emotive and exaggerated masks are there to make people more aware of their social behavior. Many of these social masks that people create are formed by environment and by choices. The collection shows what happens to people once they are removed from positive or negative sound and daily existence. This thought-provoking collection by up-and-coming artist Axel de Wilde is one that will allow people to explore their inner selves.
Trend Themes
1. Social Phenomena - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop technology or platforms that analyze and understand social behavior to create more authentic and meaningful connections.
2. Exaggerated Masks - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design innovative and customizable masks that enhance self-expression and communicate emotions effectively.
3. Exploring Inner Selves - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop virtual or augmented reality experiences that facilitate self-reflection and personal growth.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Leverage technology and digital tools to create immersive and interactive art installations.
2. Social Media - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create social media platforms or algorithms that encourage authenticity and genuine connections.
3. Film and Animation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate augmented reality or virtual reality technologies into film and animation to enhance viewer immersion and emotional engagement.
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