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Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter interview in iD talking about her work and all things hairy

28 Jun - 2017


Synthetic hair is sometimes seen as trashy, associated with Halloween wigs and bad toupιes, but Shoplifter, who has her studio in Brooklyn, sees things differently. She was first intrigued by hair as a material when she found her Icelandic grandmother’s cut-off hair braid in a vanity table drawer. “I was mesmerised by the sheer curiosity of being able to hold onto any part of your body; I felt like it was a relic that represented her youth and it touched me deeply for its beauty and strangeness,” she remembers.
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