Saturday, 5 September 2009
Human hair and repellent tactility
Video - MAKE UP YOUR MIND : SHOWstudio 2008
Nick Knight/Jonathan Kaye/Ruth Hogben
Considering the acceptability of extreme application of tactile materials to the body has led to posting this video. Hair is not always desirable or acceptable, but the curious in me always wishes to touch it, even in socially unacceptable situations. Repellent for some, delightful for others, it is ironic that we spend so much time and effort trying to remove it, and alternatively grooming it. Starting with 'Make up Your Mind' featuring Martin Margiela's 'Wig Coat', it is important to explore what is so frightening about the most natural of all materials.