Artist Project: Tumbleweave

by Pamela Council*

Tumbleweave is an ongoing instagram photo series (hashtag #pctweave) that indexes select encounters with the tumbleweaves that form from lost hair extensions and clippings. In the series, photographs of tumbleweaves are shared with a time, date, and location stamp instantaneously via instagram, with new technology creating a framework for connecting found traces of anonymous bodies and the curious public. These detritus are temporary, site-specific little sculptures that are indices of an artistic process, financial exchange, and passing styles. This series is a part of the artist’s BLAXIDERMY project that explores the black body as a site of cultural production.

 

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Posts tagged “pctweave”

09/17/13

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Tumbleweave N°14. 2013-09-17-2342. 40.811606, -73.954487. “Never coulda made it” #pctweave

09/7/13

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Tumbleweave N°13, 2013-09-08-1400, 40°48’40”N, 73°57’13”S, massive body with an expressive
tail was tumbling in the wind #pctweave

09/7/13

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Tumbleweave N°7, 2013-03-10-1142, 125th Street & Morningside Avenue. Street sweeper sweeps
over it, moves on. I stop to snap it, so braiding lady approaches me. No I don’t want hair braiding.
Going postal. #pctweave

09/7/13

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Tumbleweave N° 3 2013-02-25-0729 123rd & Frederick Douglass #pctweave

09/7/13

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Tumbleweave N° 4 2013-02-25-1234 on Rudolf Stingel’s carpet at the New Museum. #pctweave

03/16/13

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Tumbleweave N°8, 2013-03-16-2004, 123rd & Frederick Douglass. The window knock. #pctweave

See series here: http://blaxidermy.com/tagged/pctweave

*Pamela Council was born in Southampton in 1986. She lives in Harlem and is a candidate for the MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia. She is interested in the elements and histories of style and consumables.