Hairpiece (2015) BW photograph, 110 x 165 cm, adult size violin bow, horse hair (with installation detail on the right)
Hairpiece reflects on mortality present in the everyday. The angle and scale of the image depicting the head of a horse captures the inherent duality in our relationship with the animal: on the one hand fear and apprehension before an untamed colt, on the other a position of power and embedded labour-use potential. The violin bow made of white horse hair is tarnished with use. Despite the widespread belief, the hair valued for its consistent white colour comes from dead animals’ tail hair, often from slaughterhouses in Mongolia.