Saturday, 19 September 2009
A new installation by Harriet Murray
Two figures lie in a landscape of unimaginable beauty.
Far away in the middle distance, an audience gathers around
Scalp aims to explore the complex relationship we have had with our bouffant in juxtaposition to the many contrasting and contradictory historical references within the work.
This installation by artist Harriet Murray asks us to take the time to contemplate its abstract nature by the presentation of the scalps of two close members of her family. The viewer cannot immediately identify the age and gender of the performers as all reference points
Over the past few years, our multicultural accepting society has taken a body blow and social differences have become a thing of note. This shift to noticing difference rather than similarity seems to have chilled the air and created hairline fractures within our communities that did not seem to exist before. Or are we noticing
I became fascinated about the rituals, fantasies, and emotions specifically surrounding hair. It seems that the bizarre nakedness of the rest of our bodies has thrown a disproportional amount of attention onto the hair that grows from our scalp. The care or cutting
A temporary installation for one night only at Campbell Works.
6.00 – 7.30pm Saturday 19th Sept 2009