Acrylic Paint on White Paper
42 x 60 cm
The Braids editions finds its origin from Hahn’s artist in residence program in China where Hahn extensive examined the commodification of hair. Each print of the Braids series is a unique part of her performance. First, Hahn braided the human hair, then she dipped it in blue acrylic paint and finally she made a print.
The Braids are also a reminiscent of Yves Klein’s “living paintbrushes” Anthropometry. For this work Klein employed female models in order to create prints of female bodies. Different then archiving a performance of female models, Hahn studied and preserves living archives of women hair. Hence Hahn’s Braids can be understood as prints of an archive’s archive.
The series were on view at PS120 in a group exhibition in 2018.