Alix Bizet talks about her graduation project, where she made clothing from human hair

About the speaker

After studying Fine Arts/Curation for three years at La Sorbonnes in Paris, Alix Bizet decided to apply the theories she learnt to a more 3D based field through studying Product Design at Central Saint Martins. She graduated from the Master Social Design in the Design Academy in Eindhoven in June 2015. Her work is a mix of interest in the theory, philosophy and psychology of human sciences coupled with a real passion for human behaviors the environment we live in. She has a fascination for materials and experimenting through existing techniques help her to open the process to new possibilities and with unusual mediums in order to challenge the world of objects we live in and the taboos which remains.

Hair Matter(s) by Alix Bizet

Tamed, shaved, dyed or straighten, hair is a material that has been long used by humans to construct a portrait. Human hair is shaped to be a social indicator between individuals to communicate their status and cultural affiliations. and it has been steadily standardized over the decades by the beauty industry, media, and social conventions. Hair Matter(s) is a platform for understanding hair as a medium to talk about diversity of individuals and how it is essential to address the subject of democracy and an equality of all hairs in society. As disturbing using human hair can be, shocking could be a way to open discussion and debate on our bio waste future but also about our society.

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