Re-Tales I / Återberättelser I

Type of work: Installation

Materials: Hair extensions, nylon thread

Size: 450 x 2 cm

Year: 2019

About the work: Made from recollected synthetic hair extensions on the beaches of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, this work is sewn together by hand into an oversized braid. The title is both an association to the tails of hair, and a re-telling of tales as in fairy tales regarding long hair. It also carries all the hidden tales of every woman having worn the extensions.

The Re-Tales of Port Elizabeth is 4,5 metres long, and is hanged from the ceiling when presented.

A few slimmer hair extensions form a curling end tail on the floor.