Aki Inomata swaps human hair with her dog to exchange fur coats

Time to let Mylo’s hair grow long again!

As an exploration in the relationship between pets and their owners, japanese artist aki inomata has exchanged a human body part — in this case hair — with that of a dog. after carefully collecting both the fur of ‘cielo’ the dog and her own locks over a few years, she gathered and assembled the strands into hand-woven clothes, so that the two would literally be exchanging coats.

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Installation view from “I Wear the Dog’s Hair, and the Dog Wears My Hair” at HAGISO from Aki Inomata on Vimeo.

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