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tadas maksimovas spins his hair into the playable strings of a violin
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may 12, 2014
tadas maksimovas spins his hair into the playable strings of a violin


tadas maksimovas spins his hair into the playable strings of a violin
all images courtesy of tadas maksimovas

 

 

 

 

london-based artist tadas maksimovas has used his hair as the medium in a performance-cum-instrumental project, which saw his longs locks transformed into the fragile strings of a violin. created for street musician’s day — an annual music event initiated by lithuanian musician and actor andrius mamontovas — the experimental piece demonstrates that even the most ambiguous materials can be transformed into an object of alternative use. twisting and gluing maksimovas’ lengthily strands of hair into tightly spun fibers, the fine threads were then fixed to the wooden violin, positioned along the length of the instrument, and played. the result is a musical piece, entirely performed through the cooperation of artist and musician.

 


hair music: the experiment
video courtesy of tadas maksimovas

tadas maksimovas spins his hair into the playable strings of a violin
the performance takes place: tadas maksimovas’ hair is used as the instrument’s strings

tadas maksimovas plays the voilin with his hair
working the hair into a playable string

tadas maksimovas spins his hair into the playable strings of a violin
strands of hair are reworked onto the musical instrument

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the long lines of hair are worked onto the wooden music maker

tadas maksimovas spins his hair into the playable strings of a violin
preparing the artist’s hair

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