Hairdressers

Social Performance, 2009

Description

Produced for ‘Talk to Me’, the 16th Congress of Performance Art, Sacramento, USA, 2009; in collaboration with other participating artists; a sequel to the Cab Drivers project, where four cab drivers chose or devised destinations of personal significance and then took visitors on a synchronised taxi relay around Penzance; a similar inversion/re-arrangement/questioning of social relations was applied in a hairdressing salon in Sacramento, e.g. who chooses the haircut and who asks the questions; with the hairdresser becoming the focus of the conversation?

Produced For

‘Talk to Me’, the 16th Congress of Performance Art

Exhibited

Sacramento, USA

Collaborators

Tonya Gibbs (Hairdresser)
Maria Johnstone, Erik Hokanson (‘Clients’)
Lewis Gesner (Camera)

Credits

Film consultant and editing: Lily Markiewicz
Hosted by Mosaic Salon, Sacramento.

Related Artworks

Campus event, 1975
Huntley and Palmers: a documentary momento, 1976
GONE IN A FLASH OR I:75, 2004
Cab Drivers, 2006
5 minutes with 5 years (dogs), 2011

Fran Cottell artwork image: Hairdressers - click to enlarge Fran Cottell video: Hairdressers - click to play