The practitioner we got given was Henrik Vibkov, he is a Danish fashion designer as well as an artist, interior designer, film director and musician whose work is considered part of the New Nordic Movement. A lot of his work involves people and less conventional stuff. In his work he often uses bright colours, like in his presentation in 2012 Paris Men's Fashion Week, which was a bright pink tunnel. We have used this tunnel idea in our project.
Serbian performance artist, Marina Abramovíc explores human psychology in her work and the relationship between performer and the audience. Her art brings attention to the physical limits of the human body. She looks and analyses people's feelings when they observe what is happening in front of them
"I produced Hair Stories after my 1998 cancer diagnosis. From the chaotic realm of illness and uncertainty, I produced a post-chemotherapy chronicle of hair growth through weekly photographs. Not without humor, these life-size photographic self-portraits follow my progress from bald to haired. Using the ordered language of minimalism and scientific documentation, I examine the steady resumption of natural processes and the surprise of new hair growth. Sequential hair images are combined with stories that explore hair in the context of private and pivotal moments in my personal history, including diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. This installation displays hair images with an accompanying narrative voiceover."
- Karin Stack (http://www.karinstack.com/artwork/index-hair.html)
Her exposition shows that hair has and will always be one of the determining facts of one's identity and how much people do care about something happening to it
As part of my research into hair, tunnels and colour i visited the Serpentine gallery. I feel like this directly relates to my work as Selgascano, it's designer and creator, has used bright colours and hair looking material to create a bright and colourful piece.
This pavilion inspired me to think about making the walls in our project made out of hair. I also very much like the fact that the light is shining through the walls and the roof, and creates colourful patches on the floor. I would like to adopt that idea and make sure our "exhibition" is also held outside so that there can be light shining through.