You may have seen Jeremy Bailey‘s work before, though he’s not quite as famous as he purports in his video projects. Bailey’s schtick is a familiar one: a bespectacled, over-optimistic character with a whiny voice braying on about his fantastic inventions and the notoriety they’ve gained him. It’s all part of an act, a narrative about media innovations that would catch on big in a weirder world.
Bailey’s most recent invention is humbly dubbed The Future Of Television, a system used to project multiple TV channels onto one’s face, with the ability to change channels by making various facial movements. What it ends up being is an expressive mask of your personal choice in television programming, which can actually say a lot about you. Would you include your guilty pleasures on your TV mask? Perhaps no one needs to know that you’re a huge “Real Housewives” fan. Would people think you’re no fun if you had the news on all the time?
As mindless as it might seem at times, the visual aesthetic of TV can inspire some strangely beautiful imagery, like embroidered renditions of TV stills or glitched out classic movie scenes. Bailey’s project, mashing together multiple feeds in a symmetrical pattern on your face, just takes that artistic inspiration and makes it an ever-changing part of your persona.
Check out a few different combinations of channels below (yes, we did notice that they look kind of like lucha libre masks).