Mexico City park, taken over by giant animal faces
A park in Mexico City has been taken over by giant animal faces, part of an environmental video installation designed to raise awareness about the environment.
The installation, called Animal Watching, was designed by studio Maizz Visual and features giant ghostly animal heads that peer down from the canopy of the trees, projected with the help of a video projector of 15,000 lumens and tele zoom optics.
The whole project is meant to raise awareness about environmental destruction, with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) showing that also half of the world’s wild animals having disappeared since 1975 due to habitat destruction.
A mix of light and tree leaves gives the eight animals a very realistic feel during the seven-minute loop between 20:30 and 23 that they are displayed.
“The animals had intense eyes that watched and followed the public passing by,” wrote the designers. “Animal Watching positively surprised thousands of viewers while, at least, for a brief moment, made the public thinking about animals with respect and admiration,” they concluded.