RESEARCH HAIR BY HOOD
©Alix Bizet 2020
Through my research on human hair and while collecting hair samples, I experimented with the different hair types and discovered their different properties, qualities and limitations thought hacking the existing textile craft.
The idea was to eleborate a librairy of possiblities but also to explore human hair as an end less source of inspiration and material.
This journey helped me to open new discussion but also to draw new potential for this fiber and for the development of my work and practice. Every experimentation leds me to meet an new expert, from a hairdresser to a scientist and therfore to draw new potential collaboration and disciplinary cross over.
Experimenting allowed me to take decisions in the design process and to emphasize the importance of diversity of hair type, color and properties, which is the essential statement of my practice.
How to design for and with diversity and to disturb the world of norms and standards in society ?