BRAID ANOTHER DAY SALON 0031202240707
AYO’s Braid Another Day Salon poster provides a window to an audible anthology exploring African diasporic traditions of gathering through the microcosmic craft and trading held within domestic makeshift hair salons. These charcoal drawings also pay an homage to vintage DIY salon posters made in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin and other West and East African countries. The audible work consists of three anecdotal chapters: Don’tTouch [My Hair], The Curious Case of CindyStephanieJessica, and Chants 4 Braiding.**1 Each of these is interlaced and punctuated by experimental sounds pushing the experience of hearing. In addition, it has the listener witness the unlikely aspects of togetherness, kinship and embodied craft.
*part of Print&Play Exhibition: On Display curated by Thieu Custers & Marieke van den Belt
**Chants for Braiding sound was composed by YANIK SOLAND