|Materials Library Presents HAIR
at the Wellcome Collection
Friday 14th November 2008
19:00 – 22:00 hr
Join Materials Library for an experimental and experiential insight into the art and science of hair and its connection to the human body, culture and society. Come and enjoy and evening of specially created hands-on activities in the Medicine Man and Medicine Now galleries, as well as talks from hair specialists. Guests will have the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the materiality of hair and to explore our obsession with it through a series of encounters including spinning, knitting, shaving, styling, waxing and microscopic analysis. Cut, shave, wax and wear hair with experts such as wig makers, barbers, hair stylists, chemists, theatrical make-up artists and canine coiffeurs. Come with your own exciting hairstyle, beard or moustache to show off… or simply try one out whilst you are here!
This event is free to attend but numbers will be limited and once the gallery is full (500 bodies) a 'one in, one out' policy will be operating.