Migran-t

Migran-t
Still of the video from the performance of embroidering. Buenos Aires, January 2021.

Migran-t is an installation and performance. It is a work in progress.

Accompanying my physical and spiritual migration from Argentina to the UK, this hair embroidered bedsheet has been a totem and a space of reflection during the process of starting a new life.
Using my combings, I found myself being part of an antique Victorian and Chinese tradition of keeping hair and using it for embroidering. Emma Tarlo's book "Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair" has been a mind opener concerning the context of hair in London and the different cultures it encompasses, with their own stories of migration.

The bedsheet has already been to Argentina and back to the Uk where I now live.