Getting My Hair Done
digital video, performance 
2017
 
In this video I worked with an Italian hairdresser from Orchard ST and the hairdressers from a Dominican salon in West Bronx. The video documentation is set in a two-channel video to compare how each representative of either culture approaches my hair and the differences in the final style. This project creates a duality between the exoticising of 'afro" hair within Western society with the lingering "blanqueamiento" (white-washing) efforts of black Caribbean societies.