Real or Fake

Real or Fake 11My work deals with black women and one very important theme that black women artists have used repeatedly is hair. I created a performance where the audience is asked to arrange some photos under the categories “Real” or “Fake”. If they think the picture in the photograph shows women with real hair the picture goes under “Real” and the same for fake hair. The persons that guess correctly gets a change to guess whether my hair is real, then regardless of whether right or wrong, they can come closer to me and touch and feel for themselves.  I printed out over 50 pictures from the internet and laminated them, then created a large board to hang the pictures. I also plan to create a website version of the game. The wonderful thing that I learned is, the beautiful thing about being a black woman is that sometimes we can never really tell…