For years black hair has been more than just hair in American culture. It’s been a suppressed racial characteristic, a symbol of political protest and political change and most recently the cause of some very awkward and offensive situations. We, at Un’ruly, have delved deep into the question and have shared our thoughts on the Huffington Post. But to take things even further, we’re exploring the tactile fascination with black hair by holding an interactive public art exhibit in NYC.
10/24/13 update: you can touch my hair, a short film
Learn more about the film and it’s premiere here.
6/18/13 update: what were we thinking?
Many have asked, “What were you thinking?!” We explain here.
…You Can Touch My Hair is now over, but the exhibition goes on. Any time a stranger tugs on some unsuspecting person’s hair, a person is put on display. Any time the question, “Can I touch your hair?” is asked, a person is put on display. These barely noticeable encounters that happen everyday is the realexhibition.
People have asked: “You’ve started this conversation, so now what’s your solution?” You’ll find this crazy (you probably already think I’m crazy ;-), but YCTMH is the solution…. Continue reading…
For those just joining the conversation, feel free to read the article that preceded the event on the Huffington Post: Can I Touch Your Hair? And check out our recap of Day 1’s event (video included).