Bharti Parmar has made a work about substitution for Aedas Presents. By making an intervention within the space and fabric of the studio, she has substitute a green designer shagpile carpet to make us think again of what we see.
SHAG is a human hair sculpture. The hair has been sourced from wigmakers’ suppliers and originates from Europe and China. Additionally, hair donated by staff at Aedas has been incorporated into the carpet. SHAG contains over £700 worth of hair.
SHAG is an important artwork and in placing it within a minimal corporate space it brings to mind notions of discomfiture, taboo, fetish and matter out of place. The accompanying video provides insight into the artist’s process of making the carpet.
The show will remain at Colmore Plaza until Friday 1st June. To arrange a visit please email
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