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Perruque 5: Suzanne Dery's wig

(Added 3 February 2009)

As the Hair Follies exhibition continues Leisure Projects is learning of new and exciting hair stories and projects. We were particularly thrilled to learn of Suzanne Dery’s wig project. Over a period of 10 years Suzanne collected all her shed hair and when she finally accumulated enough, in 2005, she made a wig from the hair (lined with lovely pink fabric). Suzanne then had members of the now defunct Permanent Collection collective wear the wig and be photographed in a photo booth. The images were then inlarged and exhibited, along with the wig itself, in the clothing boutique Espace Denis Gagnon. The photos were hung in the changing rooms and the wig was exhibited on a pedestal outside the changing rooms.

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