Mania

During my stay in South Korea, I was struck by Korean ladies' habits of playing with their hair fringes. As soon as they had the chance they would roll up their hair by making it slide between their forefinger and their middle finger and then pull on it softly. Since I was often bored during such long classes taught in a language I don’t understand, I spent time observing the students. I entertained myself imagining that if we were in period of moulting (what I wished secretly since I was suffering from a severe skin allergy to natural lacquer), their scalps would peel off their skulls and curl up, with their fringe, around their fingers.

Traditional korean lacquer, korean hair. 2011

 

Mania

During my stay in South Korea, I was struck by Korean ladies' habits of playing with their hair fringes. As soon as they had the chance they would roll up their hair by making it slide between their forefinger and their middle finger and then pull on it softly. Since I was often bored during such long classes taught in a language I don’t understand, I spent time observing the students. I entertained myself imagining that if we were in period of moulting (what I wished secretly since I was suffering from a severe skin allergy to natural lacquer), their scalps would peel off their skulls and curl up, with their fringe, around their fingers.

Traditional korean lacquer, korean hair. 2011