Hair is life. Hair is property. Hair is a commodity. Hair is beauty. Beauty is power. Hair is power.
It is a body part that is constantly growing and constantly being removed, living and dead.
When the long hair of East Asian women is cut off and sold as a commodity to Europe and the United States to become "hair" on the heads of black and white women, it is a transfer and replacement of identity and power, a connection and continuation of life.
Xuanze Wu is now studying in textile design in Royal College of Art. She is usually inspired by daily objects. By researching and exploring their social and historical context, She generated understanding and reflection and visualized these elements by textile language.
In this project, Xuanze Wu uses the process of knot and crame to connect the wigs in an interwoven structure to talk about the global trading of human hair and the relationship between power and beauty.