Approved: 30.11.2011

Toni Hankinson

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Approved: 30.11.2011

I work with notions of the abject, constructing fabrics from human hair, creating a response of avid disgust and intrigue. In displacement from the body the hair changes drastically from soft, feminine, sexual, sensual to something that entices a disturbed reaction. The material and the process become integral entwined components, I work, weaving, spinning, stitching; labouring with the hair until

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  • Location: Lincoln, East Midlands
 

Biography

I work with notions of the abject, constructing fabrics from human hair, creating a response of avid disgust and intrigue. In displacement from the body the hair changes drastically from soft, feminine, sexual, sensual to something that entices a disturbed reaction. The material and the process become integral entwined components, I work, weaving, spinning, stitching; labouring with the hair until I find it twisting. Tickling. Itching. Scratching. Disconcertingly c r e e p i n g. Ghost like, across my skin, over my eyes, onto my lips (I flinch and shudder), into my mouth (I cringe), catching my throat, (I gag).

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2011 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Lincoln University, Lincoln Degree shows 2011 - Greestone 42, Greestone Gallery, Lincoln Curated projects 2011 - Frequency Festival of Digital Culture, various venues, Lincoln