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.
the performance takes place: tadas maksimovas’ hair is used as the instrument’s strings
working the hair into a playable string
strands of hair are reworked onto the musical instrument
the long lines of hair are worked onto the wooden music maker
preparing the artist’s hair