"Hair" is a 5 minute video that questions the beauty standards of today and how they relate to racism of the past and present. It reveals how hair styles make statements about self and society furthuring my exploration of the construction of collective identities through the personal.
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"If racism is conceived as an ideological code in which biological attributes are invested with societal values and meanings, then it is because our hair is perceived within this framework that it is burdened with a range of negative conotations."
-- Kobena Mercer
Hair was inspired by an essay by Kobena Mercer,"Black Hair/Style Politics" from Out There: Marginilization and Contemporary Cultures.