War-paint. Camouflage. Concealment. Act of self-expression or of belonging to a group. Representation, reflection, or pretense? For protection sometimes; actually often. A curtain, a screen, a veil behind which to hide. A shield, disguise or figment. Often fanciful though - ones persona, like war-paint. Masks and avatars. Behind each, a person, with hopes and fears, with feelings often much deeper than the side they show; actually, always.
MASK, a short animation, using the faces of many avatars from Second Life:-
Higher quality version available HERE.
or lower quality from YouTube below:-
Music 'Harper's Song', with permission, by Angry Man.
WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO - In this video (in order of appearance):
Qarl Linden, iN Ni, Jupe Ramona, Sean Voss, Stella Costello, Blaccard Burks, Domenico Quaranta, SignpostMarv Martin, Pansy Snoring, Circe Broom, Slim Warrior, Rob Barber, Ravenelle Zugzwang, Dolyn Foley, Lunata Lupino, Lili Brink, Bradley Bracken, Hokuto Sirbu, Kourosh Eusebio, Calmtommy Lowell, Sylvia Trilling, Larry Pixel, Robustus Hax, Johan Durant, Nicholas Etzel, Flea Bussy, Walker Moore, Ginge Reymont, Jaycatt Nico, Lauren Weyland, Steff Ling, Cubist Scarborough, Pygar Bu, Osprey Therian, Torley Olmstead, Phoenix Psaltery, Tayzia Abattoir, Aimee Weber, Sasun Steinbeck, Jaynine Scarborough, Sally Silvera, Lem Skall, Gwyneth Llewelyn, Diana Hooper, Matthew Kidomen, Matthew Kidomen, Tooter Claxton, Brett Bjornson, Marianne McCann, Kit Meredith, Bettina Tizzy, Veritas Raymaker, Hitomi Mokusei, Lalalocca Miles, Max Burns, Pieter Bosch, Gonta Maltz, DrFran Babcock, Anjouli Troncon, Veyron Supercharge, RacerX Gullwing, Olmia Tenk, Lem Skall, Torley Linden, Burnsand Allen, Milos Waydelich, Snow Gretzky, Juko tempel, iAlja Writer, (and Robbie Dingo).