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Mammalian Diving Reflex, 2018
Haircuts by Children

Toronto, Canada: Nothing Else Press, 2018
41 x 27.2 cm
Ink jet on archival paper
Edition of 25

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In Haircuts by Children, kids are given the tools to become working hairdressers and the public is invited have their hair cut, by nine and ten year olds. A simple premise, with deep implications. The event - which the Calgary Herald called “Part performance art, part public service, part therapy” - tests our trust in the next generation and measures how far we’re willing to go to empower youth. Will we let them shape our hairstyles?

This print, in an edition of 25, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the internationally acclaimed Mammalian Diving Reflex, a research-art atelier dedicated to investigating the social sphere and dismantling barriers between individuals of all ages, cultural, economic and social backgrounds