a woman´s hair photography series
The main idea of the work is the conflict between the socially accepted and artificially built reality of female physicality and naturalness through female body-hair. I focus on criticism of social dogmas, taboo on corporeality, media pressure, etc. It is an internal expression of disagreement with the smooth socially generalized idea of what a woman's body should look like, but I do not deal with the gender nature of the issue. I work only with my own body, based on personal experience, but I connect the subjective level with the objectively perceivable level. The work is made up of "layering" and a combination of materials that gradually create a kind of story of creation and awareness of this issue. In the beginning, there is a commercial-looking photograph with the symbolism of colors (subtlety x poisonousness), where I further create a mirroring, inverted plane of reality, where I use means of expression (embroidery of black threads) to depict natural, unmodified reality. In the next phase, I dare to transfer this reality to the original image of the photographs, by gluing my own hairs. In the final installation, I incorporate the rhythm of gluing threads to plaster as gluing hairs to photographs, and I try to create the resulting intertwining of both realities and subsequent acceptance. I was led to this work by my own work in a modeling agency, where I began to deal with the perception of female hair and the presentation of the female body based on unpleasant experiences. With this work, I express an effort to expand this view and idea not only in the field of female physicality, because I perceive that in the contemporary, and especially virtual, world, we try to artificially model our bodies, minds and our surroundings, but we forget about our natures in our efforts to achieve imaginary perfection.