red wig

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Red Wig (2007), a hank (skein) of cotton red thread & cotton,153 x 20 x 13 cm (installation view, Body & Shelter, the Agency, London, 2012)

When the performance of Pollock (2007) was done, I felt I had no further interest in the red thread, but I realised that I couldn’t keep the material in that form. So I encouraged myself to continue and resolve the original idea of making something like a 17th or 18th century style Korean women’s wig. 

Five years then passed until I reopened the container of the wig for my solo exhibition, Body & Shelter (2012). On seeing it re-emerge I was surprised at the way the material had retained its original vivacity.