As last year, this Sunday, September 11, 2011, I will be washing people's hair and recording their memories of "where we were and what we were doing on this day in history..." This event will take place from 10am to noon at 1724 Bissonnet (between Dunlavy and Woodhead), Houston, Texas 77005.
In my practice, I utilize hair washing for memory, story telling, cleansing, ritual and intimacy. Hair washing has been a vehicle for people to share stories for decades in salons. Additionally last spring, this ritual helped us to raise funds, similarly to a car wash as a fundraiser, for relief efforts in Japan after the tremendous earthquake.
(Photo by Dean Liscum.)
ABOUT EMILY SLOAN
Emily Sloan is an internationally unknown artist, curator of The Kenmore an exhibition mini-fridge, and founding Reverend of the controversial Southern Naptist Convention.
ABOUT GALLERY 1724
Gallery 1724 is a gallery, salon, home, and chicken ranch located in the Houston Museum District. The space features experimental rotating house exhibits.
Event time: Sunday, September 11, 8am to 12pm
c/o Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005