Pierre Lionel Matte


(self-portrait with coconuts)
Coconut hair and coconuts. Variable size. 2007

A self-portrait represented by a rendering of the hairs on my body’s upper part  made directly on the wall using coconut hair,  each hair put into tiny holes in the wall. The cleaned “shaven” nut-shells are left on the floor. 
An ironic comment to how traditional, masculine features are mobilised when masculine identity is being threatened.