Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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World Hair-suit

Donate a strand of hair to contibute to a hair suit
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Another art work proposal that will never get made...

The idea is that everyone who wants to participate in making the suit, sends in a single strand of their own hair to a central location. These are washed, gathered and formed into tresses suitable for rope weaving, machine knitting, or in this case fabric weaving and tailoring.

The size of the suit is determined by the volume of hair received. Ideally it would be very large, and would hang like the side of a house in a suitable venue. All contributor's names would be published.

It would not require shampoo sponsorship.

Alternative proposals:

Global Mortal Coil

Hair water fall

Hair snow balls

(note: entire idea formerly published as: Global Mortal Coil)

xenzag, Jul 27 2006

Higashi Hongan-ji, Kyoto. http://www.daninjap...18/higashi_hair.jpg
One of more than 50 giant ropes made from human hair that were used in construction of the temple in the thirteenth century. [ConsulFlaminicus, Jul 27 2006]


       I like this idea. I also think it makes sense to hang it from the ceiling - if no-one can shuffle on it, no-one will shuffle off it!
imaginality, Jul 27 2006

       + even a couple of strands
xandram, Jul 27 2006

       Thanks [CF]obviously that mouldy rope is long overdue a makeover.... but must be given its due. Will re-word idea favouring suit solution, which was my first thought anyway.
xenzag, Jul 27 2006


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