Yarli Allison - Work

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Momo, The Talking Hair
HD 16:9 Projected Video and Audio with Sculpture Installation
Duration: 07:44 Loop
2016


A film lamenting the insecure destiny of hair follicles, narrated by a hair called Momo.

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 insecure destiny of each hair is often questioned by Momo.


Momo The Talking Hair - 5-minute extract - HD video (with audio):







Viewers enters a dark room with big hanging soft sculptures those they could hold hands with while viewing the show.

Alternatively, viewers could sit on the soft cushion on the floor to enjoy the video and sound, while some sculptures hanging above their heads.






* This work will not exist without these beloved contributors : Sandra Lane and Hiroko Nakajima's voice acting, Jiyoung Yoo's bathtub scene as performer, Svaja Radvila's piano play, Anonymous Orchid lady's proof reading for Momo's diary.





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Yarli Allison - Work YARLI ALLISON (b.88) is a Hong Kong-Canadian born, London-based artist with a multidisciplinary approach that traverses sculpture, performance, digital, film, drawing and installation.