The Haircut
reconstructs selected scenes from movies where female characters cut their hair or have their haircut unwillingly. Reasons range from pretending to be a man to compete in a horse race (National Velvet, 1944), embodying a feline aesthetic as a vigilant antiheroine (Catwoman, 2004), aligning with male military standards (GI Jane, 1997), to retaliation by classmates for being involved in a severe cyber-bullying case (We Not Naughty, 2012).

The provided file hosts a ten-minute excerpt from the project. The full-scale work contains close to 600 scenes with an approximate duration of 18 hours, to be presented as a single-channel video installation.

Video, 18 hours, 2018-2020.

This project has been partially suppported with a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.