Sydelle Mullen

Bachelor of Contemporary Art

Exploration into the curious space between the feelings of fetish and abject that hair evokes both on and off the feminine body. This work explores identity, ritualistic practises of gender, and feelings of shame and desire that come with conforming to the symbolic gestures of gender regarding hair and feminine presenting bodies. The methods used in ‘I shed the patriarchy from my head’ are slow and methodical. Care and repetitive motion was used to create an object out of an abject material elevating it into a space that is uncanny and subversive