A protagonist who awaits her salon appointment flicks between these characters as if selecting a guise to adopt. The work explores image projection both literally and figuratively, interrogating the salon as a location where identity is formed and performed.
At DKUK Salon, paying clients get their hair cut in front of art. Realised by artist/hairdresser Daniel Kelly, DKUK provides a platform for engaging diverse audiences with contemporary art in the welcoming environment of a hairdressing salon. A new model for producing work, DKUK combines the practical, commercial framework of a hairdressing business, with the funding support of the Arts Council England. DKUK offers artists a unique environment for showing and developing work, away from the pressure of the commercial art world and the growing complexities of the ‘publicly’ funded spaces. This co-existence of art and hairdressing affords artists complete control over the visitor’s experience.