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UN/THREADING (2019)

'Un/Threading' documents the transient creativity and ephemeral nature of African hair sculpting, an everyday process occurring within the home space. Inspired by pioneering Nigerian photographer J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, it is a performance exploring the versatility of African hair threading and its nostalgic quality for many young African girls. Threading is traditionally used for hair stretching, protective styling, and is an expressive art form in itself. Today, the indigenous practice is diminishing in popularity, besides some resurgence in contemporary ‘alternative’ culture.

PHOTOGRAPHY & CO-DIRECTION: ETHEL TAWE (@artofetheltawe)
PERFORMANCE & CO-DIRECTION: CHELSY MONIE (@ubuntu_talks)
LOCATION: ACCRA, GHANA