2014, dichroic glass, tinned copper, 30 x 10 x 17 cm
The daily taming of hair is an act of civilization, battling the frizzy and curly unruliness of the body. In this sense the rituals of daily existence, such as combing one’s hair, echo as objects the counsel of the Mirrors for Princes genre of medieval advice literature. Grooming has also undergone an increased profanization in recent centuries; once a sacred, ritual practice, today it is often a mere cosmetic transaction or at best a tribal, gendered belonging.
Read more in the "Mirrors for Princes" book by Slavs and Tatars