There are more apps out there to swap your face with other faces than one could possibly fit on any single device. As such, it’s no surprise that our social media feeds have been extremely creepy lately. But of all the uncanny face-offs out there, this one from Luis Nava (co-founder of Janet40, which publishes limited-editions from digital artists) is probably my favorite because it’s creepy AND sexy. And it gets weirder the longer you look at it.
He’s switched faces with an iconic Google image search result for Che Guevara—a grid which sort of reads like the contemporary equivalent/thematic opposite of Warhol’s glorious photobooth portraits of heiress Ethel Scull. The software’s awkward attempt to graft a moving face onto a still photograph at an angle is truly terrifying. But Jesus, wearing Che’s face on your own face is such a better look than those damn t-shirts I’m almost looking forward to the coming wave of ubiquitous augmented reality devices.