‘Unmasked Heros’ is a meditation on the power of our personal potential. By placing augmented reality markers on our foreheads, in reference to the traditional South Asian bindis, a gateway to our inner world is created. The smartphone then unlocks the door, revealing our full potential within.
Unmasked Heroes pulls back the mask we usually hide behind, revealing the one of our deeper self – that of the superhero. We spend most of our lives as mere shadows of ourselves (nod to Plato), until confronted with a situation that calls for extraordinary action.
This project is about ordinary people recounting their true, heroic stories, showing us how we all can be, and often are, heroes in our everyday lives.