Sculpture Proposal Uses Hair Clippings From 120 NYC Salons [Pics]
‘My Hair is at MoMA PS1’ from TempAgency was a finalist in this year's Young Architects Program.
‘My Hair is at MoMA PS1’ was a finalist in the 2013 Young Architects Program (the winner was recently featured on PSFK). The installation, as the name suggests, is made of human hair.
Bustler notes that it was designed by TempAgency, a collaboration between two architecture firms; Kutonotuk and mcdowellespinosa. The installation proposed using hair collected from hair salons and barbershops around New York City, aiming to divert it as a material waste.
The process they proposed includes partnering with over 120 NYC salons and barbershops and collecting over 80ft of hair, which would then be inspected, sanitized, dyed, and bound to create ‘rollers’ that provide seating spaces and shade in the MoMa PS1 courtyards. TempAgency writes: