Yuni Kim Lang's "Comfort Hair" Sculpture
Michigan-based artist Yuni Kim Lang's live sculpture "Comfort Hair" is is inspired by the Gache, which is a big wig that was worn by Korean women back in history who were of high social backgrounds. The bigger and heavier the wigs were, the more beautiful and aesthetic they were. "My vision was to see hair in the way we fantasize about it. The dead hair that we imagine to be full of life. It is the part of the body that has no nerves or muscles but has movements and rhythm that feel alive. When you cut it off there is no pain and it does not bleed. Yet, we perceive it as a sacred entity, where many cultures in history have preserved hair. I fantasize about my hair. It stands in for my cultural identity which is becoming an organism that continues to grow and prosper."
"So powerful and beautiful yet so burdensome and heavy. It is this intense, overwhelming, yet so satisfying relationship with our hair that makes us obsess over it."