The A3 Animals (some of them are actually A2) are a DIN normed piece of paper folded into an animal head that one can wear on his own. It is held together by ordinary office material: staples and rubber bands. You can download them as pdf, print them on your office machine and duplicate it in mass quantities (if you like) for little money. They have a pattern on them rasterized Xerox style which plays with geometry in its folded and unfolded state. When put on the masks become an extension to the body or a sculpture on your head. There are no holes for the eyes to see through. This way it's more about the geometric shape you wear on your head. You are caught in the inside space of the animal and vulnerable to the outside. You are a paper-shaman connecting to that animal.
Eventually the masks stay behind. These “authentic native office artefacts” decay after a short lifespan in the wastepaper basket.
if taken along to parties the animals start to be party hats. As they are from paper they might lose a little its shape - especially if they got taken along on a damp bike-ride through october weather...
and they get adapted - eye holes just make sense in praktikal use.
official photos are from Anika Schwarzlose und Jonas Lund
the animals are Emma, Katharina and Anika
Here the PDF to download (non commercial use only):
If you are actually building and wearing them i would soooooo love to have photos of them! Could you please mail them to me! (hello at michaelschoner.de)