Hair Tsunami

Performance
2016
casted chalk, casted resin, black board, contact mics, audio transducers, hair extension
Duration: 45’00”

 


Performance stills

 

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Photo from 1930‘s – a man cuts a civilian’s hair by force on the street during Japanese colonial period. It shows how the ordinance prohibiting topknots was carried out.

In pre-modern Korea, hair was considered as the spiritual connection to his/her ancestors. Cutting hair was a punishment, unless one chose to become a monk.