Rauminstallation mit Plastikboxen, Klebeband, Männerhaaren
Ausstellungsansicht the ideal man, Artoll, Bedburg Hau 2011

übersicht/ general view





For the ideal man project I have chosen to work with the hairy male body.
Instinctively, hair does feel like a very personal bodily property and in its mythical meaning it is an expression of male and sexual power. So it has a certain charm that the men who donated their hair for my installations were conscious of the fact that I would use it as ‘material’ and that it would become alienated in the art work. The fact that several men refused to donate their hair makes the personal aspect even more obvious. Finally, I like the striking graphic quality of hair, so that in the end I didn´t work with ‘material’ but with lines and colors