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The Wig

19 February 2022 - 12 June 2022

Exhibition

  • Image courtesy of Laura Langer, 2021

  • Images courtesy of Laura Langer, 2022

The Wig is an ongoing, accumulative project between Gianmaria Andreetta, Jason Hirata, Megan Plunkett, Richard Sides and Angharad Williams.

The project’s title borrows from the notion of “La Perruque” (“The Wig” in English), first introduced by philosopher Michel de Certeau in his groundbreaking book The Practice of Everyday Life. Published in 1984, it looked at the still relevant issues of the value we attach to the objects around us in contrast to the value we perceive in those who make them.

“The Wig” broadly refers to anything done under the guise of work, but is in fact not work, or not the work one is supposed to be doing. Practicing “The Wig” can be as simple as writing personal emails during office hours, using the company photocopier to print private invitations, or using someone else’s time for one’s own. For its current form at MOSTYN, the project will feature a collaborative video developed by the participants as well as reading material and resources shared between the artists in their ongoing conversations.

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