Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hair Washing and Memory Recording this Sunday morning

As last year, this Sunday, September 11, 2011, Emily Sloan will be washing people's hair and recording their memories of "where we were and what we were doing on this day in history..." This event will take place from 10am to noon at 1724 Bissonnet (between Dunlavy and Woodhead), Houston, Texas 77005.

In her practice, Sloan utilizes hair washing for memory, story telling, cleansing, ritual and intimacy. Hair washing has been a vehicle for people to share stories for decades in salons. Additionally last spring, this ritual helped us to raise funds, similarly to a car wash as a fundraiser, for relief efforts in Japan after the tremendous earthquake.

(Photo by Dean Liscum.)

Emily Sloan is an internationally unknown artist, curator of The Kenmore an exhibition mini-fridge, and founding Reverend of the controversial Southern Naptist Convention.

Gallery 1724 is a gallery, salon, home, and chicken ranch located in the Houston Museum District. The space features experimental rotating house exhibits.

Event time: Sunday, September 11, 8am to 12pm

Emily Sloan
c/o Gallery 1724
1724 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

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