Healthy, Feather, Triple, Tree, Long, Deep, Double Y, Baby, Taper, Thickening, Offshoot, White Spots, Knot, Incomplete Split, Right Angle, Crinkle — “I found the Mother of split ends today”.
DKUK is pleased to present its first group show (Not) Every Thread Ties Down / Your Split Ends Are Showing, guest curated by Leo Cohen and Lucy Rollins. The exhibition responds to DKUK's hybrid environment with a newly commissioned installation of works exploring visual, semantic, abject and ontological ambiguities of hair and “split ends”.
Referencing Andreas Eschbach’s The Carpet Makers (2006), set in a dystopian low-tech primitive world where the main industry is the manufacture of human hair carpets, the show realises a speculative exhibition of artworks in the Emperor’s palace that never truly comes to fruition in Eschbach’s dystopian sci-fi novel.
Artists include: Zoë Paul, May Hands, Sophie Jung, Merike Estna and Byzantia Harlow
The exhibition will include an expanded text by Leo Cohen and Lucy Rollins.
Supported by Arts Council England.