Concealed and Contained – ongoing since 2009

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Performance, March 27th 2015 as part of my exhibition Contagious Affections.
Duration: approximately 1 hour. Documentation by Camilla Topuntoli and Maximilien Van Aertryck.

This is an ongoing project (since 2009). I have been collecting my hair as it falls from my head and spinning it into a yarn. I intend to eventually cover my whole body. The very qualities of my natural kinky hair that make it unruly and coarse, often perceived as negative in western notions of beauty, are those that facilitate the manipulation of the material. I work with these qualities and the affective state of my hair: the way it can be perceived as beastly, as something not-human, something to be feared to challenge aesthetic notions and values.