"The hair, lived long enough to avoid being pulled out over the years,
is a sole survivor on this mountain of scalp."
Momo’s owner suffers from a rare mental condition that she cannot control her compulsion of pulling out the hair on her body. The work describes an interior landscape of the hair named Momo, who suffered the loss of friends and family being repetitively pulled out by their owner. They root on a mountain of scalp, facing uncertain destinies of whether they’d be chosen as the next target to be removed. Fingers and nighttime were their biggest enemies. The insecure destiny of each hair is often questioned by Momo.
Y a r l i A l l i s o n L
Momo, The Talking Hair
HD 16:9 Projected Video and Audio with Sculpture Installation
Duration: 07:44 Loop
The work is part of an installation at SLADE School of Fine Arts, London, UK
2016 MA/ MFA Interim show SLADE School of Fine Arts
2017 Shortlisted by Ivan Juritz prize, short script introduced by Deborah Levy
2017 Shortlisted, Hooked Exhibition, Science Museum London, UK
2018 Textual Practice Publish Journal
Narration Credit: Sandra Lane and Hiroko Nakajima
Music Credit: Svaja R
Film by Yarli Allison