Yuan Tang (Alexandra)
Let your hair down
This 3 channles video is a part of hair experimenting project made by artist Yuan Tang. It's including a stop motion, a live footage, and a photo slide show. Hair is a part of the body, but its function is little more than decorative. Especially for women, hair that grows from the scalp is considered to be very desirable, so we grow and groom it with care. On the other hand, body hair can be considered shameful, which leads people to want to cover or remove it. Once hair is cut or shaved, it changes status. When it becomes disconnected from our bodies, we tend to treat it with disgust - even though it has a lasting presence that not only outlives our bodies but even defies death and decay.