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Bodies of Hair

 

In this work for the Biennale of 2021, Gera Woltjer builds on a previous series fo work focussing on self-identity by use of her old braid. This body of hair encloses layers of stories, and the work reflects on a period of growth and resilience.

Gera Woltjer, Ik ben niet lief / I Am Not Sweet, 2021
Gera Woltjer, Ik ben niet lief / I Am Not Sweet, 2021

Digital print on Tyvek, MDF, paint fabric, wadding, 270 cm x 75 cm x 40 cm

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Gera Woltjer, Ik ben niet lief / I Am Not Sweet, 2021
Gera Woltjer, Ik ben niet lief / I Am Not Sweet, 2021

Digital image

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Hair studies (In no particular Order) #1 VI, 2021
Hair studies (In no particular Order) #1 VI, 2021

Digital image, print on various materials 40 x 30 x 2.5cm In this sample book, the emphasis is on the natural texture and line drawing of different hair types without paying attention to the specific identification of gender.

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Gera Woltjer, Ik ben niet lief / I Am Not Sweet, 2021
Gera Woltjer, Ik ben niet lief / I Am Not Sweet, 2021

Digital print on Tyvek, MDF, paint fabric, wadding, 270 cm x 75 cm x 40 cm

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