Amy Cutler: Fossa, Braiding Women Together

Posted by Dorothy Lander

Hair as burden and focus for women’s collaboration in Amy Cutler’s Fossa.

An article by Kerry Gaertner Gerbracht on May 23, 201 for Hyperallergic

http://hyperallergic.com/300536/a-community-of-women-bound-together-by-braids/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Kids%20Smash%20Art%20at%20Glass%20Museum%20While%20Adults%20Stand%20by%20Filming&utm_content=Kids%20Smash%20Art%20at%20Glass%20Museum%20While%20Adults%20Stand%20by%20Filming+CID_541085547f8ab73eec81b53e069829fb&utm_source=HyperallergicNewsletter&utm_term=A%20Community%20of%20Women%20Bound%20Together%20by%20Braids

Fossa” itself is a collaboration among women, Amy Cutler’s first. She worked with her longtime friend, the musician Emily Wells, and the hair stylist Adriana Papaleo to create the work for a SITE Santa Fe commission last year. Cutler wanted Wells and Papaleo to have complete freedom to do what they wanted for the project, but did ask each to read two books for inspiration: a book of theKinsey brothers’ photographs of early 20 century loggers in the Pacific Northwest and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1915 novel Herland, an early feminist utopian tale of an isolated society of women who reproduce through parthogenisis. Together, the trio arrived at the theme of concealed burden, which is often present throughout Cutler’s solo work.

Amy-CutlerFossa Braids 2016 Installation

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~ by artpoped on May 24, 2016.

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