Thank you to all those who took part in SHOW YOUR TONGUE! TAKE YOUR PLACE!
The quiz-like game is now closed but click on the images above to see the adornments that artist Neno Belchev made to participants’ uploaded selfies.
SHOW YOUR TONGUE! TAKE YOUR PLACE! WAS A QUIZ-LIKE GAME! IT WAS DESIGNED JUST FOR FUN!
The act of sticking out a tongue has been known since ancient times, but perhaps in ancient times its meaning was different! Nowadays it can both be considered as disrespectful and ill-mannered as well as erotic in many countries, yet it has different cultural meanings around the world.
For example, in the Maori tradition of New Zealand, sticking out a tongue is a belligerent act by which one warrior challenges another to battle, whist in the Tibetan mountains, the act of sticking out a tongue is considered a salute, something like a handshake.
Everyone’s tongue is unique and the act of sticking out a tongue itself speaks a lot about the identity of the individual who performs that act.
SHOW YOUR TONGUE! TAKE YOUR PLACE! invited participants to provide a photograph of themselves with their tongues out and to take part in a humorous quiz. Comic elements were then added to portraits depending on the answers given.