In El Cuco Projekt Sonia Franken and Gonzalo Barahona experiment with articulating Choreography and Visual Arts in a creative autonomous combination. With animal masks, our human bodies in movement generate dissimilar characters. They become sculptures, paintings and cartoons at the same time. The masks of a cat and a bird are designed with exaggerated naturalism, which attempt to confuse the perception of the audience: giving more the impression of animal heads, than the mere known representation of animals.
Gonzalo Barahona completed his studies in Santiago de Chile (Diploma Visual Art) in Hamburg ( M.A. Film, Animation) and is currently working on his PHD project in Visual Arts at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Hamburg. He works on paintings, sculptures, stage design and in 2014 started to perform on stage. http://www.gonzalobarahona.wordpress.com