Comfort Hair by Yuni Kim Lang
- Caroline Kurze
Michigan-based visual artist Yuni Kim Lang explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity with her works. She created the project ‘Comfort Hair’ as a live sculpture inspired by the ‘Gache’, which is a big wig that was worn by Korean women who were of high social backgrounds back in the days. The bigger and heavier the wigs were, the more beautiful and aesthetic they were.
The artist states: “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.”
All images © Yuni Kim Lang