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gogirlanime
January 14th, 2012, 02:16 PM
HOLY COW!! My friend posted this on Facebook "Cheese", by Mika Rottenberg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/gogirlanime/long_hair.jpg

Cjatje
January 14th, 2012, 02:19 PM
Waw! Not quite certain if I would want hair that long (maintenance and such ;) )

littleizz
January 14th, 2012, 02:19 PM
Amazing! And they all are beautiful!!

When I read the title I thought it was referring to hair 1 foot or longer being amazing and was thoroughly confused :ponder:

gogirlanime
January 14th, 2012, 02:20 PM
Waw! Not quite certain if I would want hair that long (maintenance and such ;) )

Neither do I (I actually only want waist) but I thought us LHC-ers would appreciate this :eek:

princessp
January 14th, 2012, 02:21 PM
Wow that is an amazing picture!

FrozenBritannia
January 14th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Thats cool!

Xawanlaya
January 14th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Wauw. I don't think I even can imagine how long it would take to comb or brush this in a gentle way. I'm impressed (in a good way) :)

Vanille_
January 14th, 2012, 02:29 PM
That is awesome!

As a side note, I woke up from a nap and am still disoriented. I stumbled on this title and couldn't get past Amazing Foot and couldn't figure out why we were talking about feet being so amazing ...

Jezerellica
January 14th, 2012, 02:34 PM
Wauw. I don't think I even can imagine how long it would take to comb or brush this in a gentle way. I'm impressed (in a good way) :)
Oh! No kidding! What about if one gets a migraine all of the sudden, and can't braid to protect that length. I can't imagine!

PixxieStix
January 14th, 2012, 02:34 PM
LOL , I too thought the title was about hair a foot or longer and was quite confused, then I saw the picture and was like "Ooooooh, gotcha!" That is pretty cool. I don't think I could do hair that long, but it is so pretty.

littleizz
January 14th, 2012, 02:38 PM
I want to know how much that WEIGHS. I remember cutting off about 16 inches and thinking it had to have made me 10 pounds lighter :P

Madora
January 14th, 2012, 02:45 PM
Thanks for sharing that wonderful pic, Gogirlanime! Such a pleasure to see very long hair that is so healthy!

blondie9912
January 14th, 2012, 02:59 PM
WOW that sure is some amazing length! I chuckled when I thought about how long it would take the blonde to grow out her bangs if she wanted to :p

moon2dove
January 14th, 2012, 03:21 PM
Wow! Gorgeous hair!

I love photo's of long, long hair. Thanks for posting.

adiapalic
January 14th, 2012, 03:29 PM
OooOOoo.. I love the variety of colors! And the bunnie and chickens too. :p

EtherealDoll
January 14th, 2012, 04:09 PM
Wow! That's an amazing picture!
They all look gorgeous!

lapushka
January 14th, 2012, 04:10 PM
Pretty picture, and such a variety of hair colors. I love the length, but I'm not sure I could ever grow it that long. No, wait, I'm sure I could never grow it that long! :)

Lissandria
January 14th, 2012, 07:31 PM
:agape: Wow! Just Wow. Amazing length and hair colours. Their hair all looks like silk.

alyanna
January 14th, 2012, 08:55 PM
Such a cool photo and a cool group of women.

There's something about that photo. Together these ladies just exude ... power!

ArienEllariel
January 14th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Wow. Their hair is so pretty!! Not sure mine will make it that far but this is some great inspiration!

my2cats1
January 14th, 2012, 09:41 PM
Wow. Did your friend say anything about the photo? Who are these women? When was the photo taken? Facinating. Thanks for sharing!

sfgirl
January 15th, 2012, 12:33 AM
Oh my gosh! It's so beautiful! I don't think my hair will be ever able to get that long but I'd love if it did.

leslissocool
January 15th, 2012, 12:36 AM
So Gorgeous! I want my hair a lot longer than it is now, I am having some serious hair envy here!

auburntressed
January 15th, 2012, 12:46 AM
That is quite impressive.

I would be interested in knowing more about the history behind the photo, if that were possible. How did these ladies meet each other? Did they sew matching dresses specifically for their group photo, or are their outfits the result of living in a religious community? With the bunny, the chickens, the background... it looks like there was some degree of artistry that went into the picture. That is, the photographer is trying to create a certain ambiance. I'd like to know the reasoning for that particular venue, if there are other photos of them, and all sorts of things. I doubt it is possible, though.

RapunzelKat
January 15th, 2012, 03:46 AM
LOL , I too thought the title was about hair a foot or longer and was quite confused, then I saw the picture and was like "Ooooooh, gotcha!" That is pretty cool. I don't think I could do hair that long, but it is so pretty.

Ha ha, this is exactly what happened to me! Then I clicked on the link and went :agape:
Thanks for sharing, gogirlanime! What an amazing collection of beautiful hair!

darkrose
January 15th, 2012, 03:53 AM
I want long hair so badly now, thanks for posting this its so inspiring! :)))))))

B-L
January 15th, 2012, 03:56 AM
Wow! That's a lot of hair! o_0
But it's beautiful! And so healthy looking!

Isadora
January 15th, 2012, 04:09 AM
Wow, these hairs are awesome. Wish my hair would be as long as theirs :D

SwordWomanRiona
January 15th, 2012, 04:29 AM
Wow! Amazing hair, and it looks pretty healthy too! :)

tarn
January 15th, 2012, 05:17 AM
Now that redefines terminal length!!! Amazing hair!

jojo
January 15th, 2012, 05:26 AM
wow beautiful hair, I can only dream of having my hair that length, though it wouldnt be practical for me, I admire anybody who has the patience and determination to grow to this extreme and keep it in such beautiful condition.

morrigan*
January 15th, 2012, 06:54 AM
I love that :D, it0s amaizing.

|Xei
January 15th, 2012, 07:01 AM
That looks amazing *O*
I've always wondered what it's like to take care of such long hair.

Nae
January 15th, 2012, 08:07 AM
That is beautiful. I really admire the style of the picture as well. It is almost as though you stepped back in time.

PurusNox
January 15th, 2012, 08:18 AM
That picture is amazing :O! My jaw literally dropped to the floor, they all have such healthy, amazingly long hair!!!

DaveDecker
January 15th, 2012, 01:43 PM
I was there when the picture was taken. At least one of the women is an active member of this community.

RitaPG
January 15th, 2012, 02:20 PM
Great hair, really inspiring :)

Snippety
January 15th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Just gorgeous ! And as someone else said, really powerful. I am in awe :)

dwell_in_safety
January 15th, 2012, 02:25 PM
double post

dwell_in_safety
January 15th, 2012, 02:26 PM
That's so much hair! I don't think I could ever do it, but I admire what goes into keeping hair that length healthy. It's beautiful.

jojo
January 15th, 2012, 06:11 PM
I was there when the picture was taken. At least one of the women is an active member of this community.

thats awsome, my jaw would have been on the floor!

KwaveT
January 15th, 2012, 09:22 PM
All I can do is repeat what has been said. That is an absolutely amazing collection of hair. I was picking my jaw off the floor when I clicked on that link. I can only imagine the dedication that it takes to be able to care for hair that length.

getoffmyskittle
January 15th, 2012, 09:29 PM
I was there when the picture was taken. At least one of the women is an active member of this community.

YEAH, I was thinking that!! Aren't we allowed to say who she is? :D

Juneii
January 15th, 2012, 09:56 PM
YEAH, I was thinking that!! Aren't we allowed to say who she is? :D

I sure hope so! Or maybe she can come to this thread and let us know herself!

Lostsoule77
January 15th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Wow! I didn't get it at first either. I think it is gorgeous! I don't think I could do hair that long though. How do you brush it at the bottom and not tangle the top?

pierrotlunaire
January 15th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Now that is a long hair...wow!

sonng
January 16th, 2012, 12:05 AM
I loooooooooooooooooooove the asian woman's hair!!!!! >__<

AGFE0914
January 16th, 2012, 01:14 AM
Ooooooooh I really would love hair that long and healthy sooooooooo beautiful!

teal
January 16th, 2012, 03:06 AM
Wowww. Just lovely!

newbeginning
January 16th, 2012, 06:38 AM
Beautiful hair in the picture. Thanks.

didrash
January 16th, 2012, 06:44 AM
The hair is great, but the first thing that popped in my mind was: "Wow, what a cute bunny!"

mrs_coffee
January 16th, 2012, 06:50 AM
Wow. That is an amazing picture!

maria_asa
January 16th, 2012, 07:32 AM
Awesome hair. Is it just me who suddenly feel that my own hair is way to short?

rock007junkie
January 16th, 2012, 07:36 AM
I wouldn't want hair that long either but it is certainly a beautiful sight. It's awesome to see hair that long that is not all raggedy.

Chromis
January 16th, 2012, 08:12 AM
Beautiful hair and the posing really shows it off wonderfully!

This is what my own hair aspires to :heart:

PrairieRose
January 16th, 2012, 08:21 AM
Wow! Amazing hair and picture!

theodora
January 16th, 2012, 08:51 AM
Ahah love both the hair and the bunny. It's really lovely, thanks for posting the picture!

hipiji
January 16th, 2012, 09:00 AM
I think that's too long for me
But it's beautiful anyway

heidi w.
January 16th, 2012, 09:46 AM
This is the "family photo" that was taken after all the filming was done. It was a very successful video installation at the biennial that The Whitney holds, and one has to be invited to participate. One cannot apply. I'm in front, the apparent blonde, and relatively shorter long hair compared to everyone else. It remains a fond memory. A lot of work over two summers in outdoor hot, humid Florida weather.

heidi w.


HOLY COW!! My friend posted this on Facebook "Cheese", by Mika Rottenberg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b307/gogirlanime/long_hair.jpg

heidi w.
January 16th, 2012, 11:53 AM
The hair is great, but the first thing that popped in my mind was: "Wow, what a cute bunny!"

You would laugh if you saw how the bunny makes an appearance in the art video installation itself. I did. Very cute. That's Mika Rottenberg's creativity and sense of humor popping through.

We had to work with real animals, chickens, bunnies, horses, goats! Yep, I caught a running wild goat by the horns and corraled them along with a few of these other ladies. We collected real chicken eggs and all kinds of stuff for the filming.

I can also say, that, yes, Dave Decker was a humongous help on set. He did everything from combing hair, holding combs, arranging hair for shots, to lying on the dirty ground to release chickens out of doors and a lot of driving people around. He was a HUGE help!

This was a fun art project, and you can see bits of the video online. But not the whole thing. It's an installation of buildings from the "farm" that was put together complete with veggie garden and lawn and these buildings and platforms. AT the installation at The Whitney (in New York, NY) and then she mounted 5 screens on the interior (which was a reduction of the room we "slept" in, sort of) and each ran a "loop" of video footage, and together these create the "story". So you can't have say a copy of the video because it's not put together serially. It's several looped images running and together they form the story. The image of what I call "the waterfall" which is water being poured down one of the ladies hair while she rests on a platform over 8 feet tall (since her hair is 8 feet plus in length) is absolutely gorgeous.

Several of us went to the opening at The Whitney Biennial, and it was like no other experience I've ever had. Four of us, I think, maybe 5, showed for the opening and we all wore our hair down, and we were the first thing that people saw when they came into the biennial. We stood in front of Mika's installation, and the people just clamoured around us. It's the closest I've ever been to what it must be like to be surrounded by Paparazzi! The people were layers deep and they would raise their cameras overhead and pop off photos. We also had this really weird dude that I named "Goat Man" who kept popping up inside and outside the installation. Inside he liked to pop up in a window and then he'd nay like a goat. He was not a planned part of the installation, I'm quite sure. He made me feel quite uncomfortable. People were very considerate of all of us, overall. Moreso than any Paparazzi might, I daresay. I could tell there were lots of questions, but most were too scared to ask stuff. It was crazy fun to be there! We went downstairs to where there were refreshments, and it was barely standing room only it was so packed! I had problems later in the evening because with all these people it became hot, not to mention my hair being down too creating its own heat, and I had a hard time finding water. Getting to the counter to ask for water was like wading through mud, it was so densely packed. Quite an experience. Then days later we went to a thing in another part of New York to celebrate Mika's success.

I don't dare share all the names of the ladies here because that may be a violation of privacy. But we all got along great, and had great fun together. I will mention Lady Grace since she had something to do with getting the space for Mika to film. I could live like that every day, filming every day. It's very interesting and a ton of fun. It's also very tiring work. Us ladies had to get up at 2 am and wash our hair and completely dry it by around 6 am to be ready for shooting film. We wanted to be good ambassadors for long hair and not have dirty hair be filmed. So sleep wasn't the thing any of us got a whole lot of. I will mention that the Asian woman had around 14 feet of hair, perhaps a bit longer. They built her a little push trolley to roll her hair around with. It was adorable.

The guys that shot the video footage and the guy who took this photo are true professionals. The guy who shot this photo was amazing at understanding light and sensing how much sun was left before a cloud would come along and dull the sun's light.

And being in Florida itself was an experience, with that humidity, heat and every afternoon of downpours and sudden big puddles.

heidi w.

RitaPG
January 16th, 2012, 11:57 AM
Definitely sounds like you all had a fun time :)

Juneii
January 16th, 2012, 12:08 PM
Thanks for telling us a bit more about the photo Heidi W.!

moxamoll
January 16th, 2012, 12:16 PM
Amazing hair and thanks so much heidi w. for assuaging our curiosity!

heidi w.
January 16th, 2012, 12:19 PM
The costumes were sewn for us in advance, without our presence, prior to the filming. We submitted our measurements. They requested specific measurements be taken, and this lady sewed all the costumes. It's not that we all decided to dress up for a photo.

The guy who took this photo is a high-end photographer, and I recall he does photo shoots of women's hair for shampoo products. High end products. He's amazing, and super nice. He kind of got us to model for him. He talked to us a few moments before taking the shot. He talked about how women in this era were proud of their hair--and he's right about that.

He was a really talented and super nice guy.

heidi w.

bluesnowflake
January 16th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Wow! Gorgeous hair that looks really healthy. The title confused me for a second- I was thinking " one foot isn't very long..."

DaveDecker
January 16th, 2012, 03:10 PM
YEAH, I was thinking that!! Aren't we allowed to say who she is? :D

Hi Skittles -- That should be fine to do, I don't make the rules. I did PM Heidi about this thread when I posted.


You would laugh if you saw how the bunny makes an appearance in the art video installation itself. I did. Very cute. That's Mika Rottenberg's creativity and sense of humor popping through.

We had to work with real animals, chickens, bunnies, horses, goats! Yep, I caught a running wild goat by the horns and corraled them along with a few of these other ladies. We collected real chicken eggs and all kinds of stuff for the filming.

I can also say, that, yes, Dave Decker was a humongous help on set...

You are welcome, Heidi - I was honored to help you all.

You accurately enumerated the animals that were planned to be on set... no mention of those that were not planned (but made an entrance anyway) - the bison(!) that stumbled onto the set when you played your flute. :)

heidi w.
January 16th, 2012, 03:28 PM
You accurately enumerated the animals that were planned to be on set... no mention of those that were not planned (but made an entrance anyway) - the bison(!) that stumbled onto the set when you played your flute. :)

Yeah, that was kind of a scary moment. I was asked to play my flute while the other women were up on these higher platforms. Suddenly one of the ladies' turns around and says, "Look!!"

And we all look towards her pointing finger, and see a buffalo inside the set. The set was designed in an enclosed circle with one entrance/exit. It was made of real wood, a bit over 6 feet high. No way to clear the fence with hair down and long dresses on.

And here was a buffalo inside! Talk about scared.

I personally kind of froze, but I recall I looked around for a way out and realized that would not be much of an option. Thankfully someone managed to get the buffalo out with no calamity or drama. He was munchin' on grass.

The owner of the property had a small herd of buffalo. I later learned that he had trained his herd to follow his whistle as it meant food was put down for them, so the owner assumed that somehow my flute playing kind of got confused with whistling. Glad there was grass to munch!

Every day, these buffalo had a routine they followed that was somewhat around the set. Daily they would travel their route of sorts. The morning always began with them rather uncomfortably close (to me anyway) to the set. Every day we had to walk around them to/from the "set". Many days I got a ride from Dave to the set because I was afraid of the Buffalo herd. They never snorted or charged. They were pretty low-key, as long as you didn't get too close.

heidi w.

heidi w.
January 16th, 2012, 03:34 PM
I must confess, that all the compliments in this thread, and the enthusiasm expressed, kind of lifted my spirits a bit. I've been really down of late, so that's a blessing to be happy for a change!

heidi w.

heidi w.
January 16th, 2012, 03:42 PM
More links possessing more information, if anyone is interested.

This is a write-up regarding the Biennal showing at The Whitney (2008 ).
http://whitney.org/www/2008biennial/www/?section=artists&page=artist_rottenberg
It also has a photo that was not used in the video loops themselves, but was in the catalog under Mika Rottenberg's entry.

Link to a youtube video interviewing the artist, Mika Rottenberg. The video shows some of the shots from the Cheese installation at The Whitney, and she discusses her artistic interest and intentions. Interspersed are other bits of footage from other installations she's completed.

This video includes a full frontal view of the "installation" at The Whitney. It's just a flash, and it's easy to miss, but it's there.

heidi w.

Amber_Maiden
January 16th, 2012, 03:51 PM
Wow! Awesome!

Lostsoule77
January 16th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Heidi W. that sounds like it was really amazing! Good for you!

Beatnik Guy
January 16th, 2012, 06:57 PM
And here was a buffalo inside! Talk about scared.

I personally kind of froze, but I recall I looked around for a way out and realized that would not be much of an option. Thankfully someone managed to get the buffalo out with no calamity or drama. He was munchin' on grass.

Glad he didn't munch on hair too, Heidi. :cheese:

CherrySilver
January 16th, 2012, 08:06 PM
Found one of Mika's video's on YouTube that talks about her various installations, including Cheese:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm3cLqdDUdc

And another elsewhere:

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Mika-Rottenberg/113392

MsBubbles
January 16th, 2012, 09:14 PM
I am just :agape:

And :thud:

over the lady standing up in the back's long, blonde hair. I am mesmerized and all starry-eyed about it. How gorgeous. Such strong-looking hair.

AnqeIicDemise
January 17th, 2012, 12:28 AM
I don't know if I can make it to that long, but it would sure be amazing to have it. :D

ArienEllariel
January 17th, 2012, 12:43 AM
Heidi, would you mind telling me whereabouts in FL this place was? My interest is peaked now.

Gorgeous group shot for sure.

heidi w.
January 17th, 2012, 11:59 AM
I am just :agape:

And :thud:

over the lady standing up in the back's long, blonde hair. I am mesmerized and all starry-eyed about it. How gorgeous. Such strong-looking hair.

She's fairly well-known in the internet world. She's also one of the nicest people I've ever met.

heidi w.

heidi w.
January 17th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Glad he didn't munch on hair too, Heidi. :cheese:

Yeah, right?!! Nothing like a snorting buffalo munching on your hair. ICK!

Bwahahahahahaha.

heidi w.

heidi w.
January 17th, 2012, 12:01 PM
Heidi, would you mind telling me whereabouts in FL this place was? My interest is peaked now.

Gorgeous group shot for sure.

I honestly can't recall, and while there, I rather had no idea where in Florida I was really. But I can say it was quite the experience I had. Maybe Dave Decker can answer that question better? But then again, it kind of gives some personal information that I don't think some people want known publically via the internet so I feel protective of that, a bit. Sorry to have to tell you that.

heidi w.

ArienEllariel
January 17th, 2012, 12:19 PM
I honestly can't recall, and while there, I rather had no idea where in Florida I was really. But I can say it was quite the experience I had. Maybe Dave Decker can answer that question better? But then again, it kind of gives some personal information that I don't think some people want known publically via the internet so I feel protective of that, a bit. Sorry to have to tell you that.

heidi w.

Oh no problem. I completely understand :flower:

Orangerthanred
January 17th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Beautiful! But I was hoping there would be a curly among them..

CashmereHair
January 17th, 2012, 01:48 PM
It is truly a beautiful and impressive picture .. thank you for sharing

heidi w.
January 17th, 2012, 02:06 PM
Beautiful! But I was hoping there would be a curly among them..

The art video is VERY loosely based on the story of The Sutherland Sisters.

http://www.damncoolpictures.com/2008/02/seven-sutherland-sisters-with-worlds.html

Very basic info, but some good photos showing that they weren't really curly haired, although they possessed some body (as evidenced by braid waves).
There were 7 sisters in all. I have no evidence of their mother. I do not know what happened to their mother.

Around Niagara Falls, NY, which is where they are from is an exhibit of things about them.

heidi w.

Madora
January 17th, 2012, 04:38 PM
Beautiful! But I was hoping there would be a curly among them..

Curly long hair is extremely rare. You might want to check out member Carrie Ingalls (and her sister) who have very long, curly hair.

marzipanthecat
January 17th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Whee! I want hair that long!

It has been my goal for a while. My goal was my current length (which is about 2 inches longer than my profile photo shows - that's a pretty old photo now) but of course as soon as I got to my goal length I gave myself a whole NEW goal...

Beatnik Guy
January 17th, 2012, 05:23 PM
Curly long hair is extremely rare. You might want to check out member Carrie Ingalls (and her sister) who have very long, curly hair.

Older pictures of wonderlywroughte too (although her blog and album may be friends only).

getoffmyskittle
January 17th, 2012, 05:27 PM
I don't think curly long hair is that rare! There are plenty on LHC.

Florida Mom
January 17th, 2012, 06:44 PM
WOW!!!! How beautiful!

MasCat
January 18th, 2012, 04:00 AM
The photo is gorgeous, all the beautiful healthy hair! And soo long!

heidi w. I just love all "behind the scenes" stories and yours is great!

Anyway - do you all see that it is yet _another_ thing that connects long hair and:cheese: ?

heidi w.
January 18th, 2012, 01:18 PM
The photo is gorgeous, all the beautiful healthy hair! And soo long!

heidi w. I just love all "behind the scenes" stories and yours is great!

Anyway - do you all see that it is yet _another_ thing that connects long hair and:cheese: ?

Lady Grace organized a party and we all met. We had a lot of fun at the Long Hair Gathering.

I so wish I had better clothes to wear to these events. I always feel so unattractive compared to everyone else.

I highly recommend at least once or twice attending a long hair gathering wherever you can. It's really fun, and usually a great time had by all involved. PLUS it's way cool to meet fellow longhairs.

heidi w.

white.chocolate
January 18th, 2012, 02:16 PM
I keep on coming back to see this picture. I think I should change my goal length now. These women's hair are gorgeous!

Of the Fae
January 18th, 2012, 03:42 PM
Wow, I am impressed! I especially love the texture of the woman sitting down in the front!

GourmetChica
January 21st, 2012, 01:42 AM
Here is info on the artist that produced the film which this photo (still) comes from. Scroll down on the page to the last paragraph.
http://whitney.org/www/2008biennial/www/?section=artists&page=artist_rottenberg

And here are images of the Sutherland Sisters (http://www.google.com/search?q=Sutherland+Sisters&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=eNr&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=7WwaT8LINeKvsQLU8PXLCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CA4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=592), the inspiration behind the film. More info about them here (http://new.yankeemagazine.com/article/amazing-seven-sutherland-sisters-and-their-niagara-curls).

This is interesting too, the ingredients of the hair tonic that the father of the girls marketed, here (http://www.hairquackery.com/historical-quackery/severn-sutherland-sisters.shtml).

inkd
January 21st, 2012, 02:06 AM
Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Sammich
January 21st, 2012, 02:09 AM
I thought this was a thread for those LHCers's who want to grow to a foot or longer! :p

I love the photo though! All of them have gorgeous heads of hair. *Jealousy setting in* :p

I'm aiming for Classic.

Dragon Faery
January 21st, 2012, 04:05 AM
What a fun thread! Such beautiful hair, past and present! :)

kaiakai
January 21st, 2012, 09:20 AM
This is interesting too, the ingredients of the hair tonic that the father of the girls marketed, here (http://www.hairquackery.com/historical-quackery/severn-sutherland-sisters.shtml).

Yikes! Not sure if I'd want to put THAT on my hair!!

inkd
January 21st, 2012, 06:14 PM
Yikes! Not sure if I'd want to put THAT on my hair!!

I certainly wouldn't either, and I don't believe for a second that the Sutherland Sisters really used it.

heidi w.
January 22nd, 2012, 10:45 AM
Here is info on the artist that produced the film which this photo (still) comes from. Scroll down on the page to the last paragraph.
http://whitney.org/www/2008biennial/www/?section=artists&page=artist_rottenberg

And here are images of the Sutherland Sisters (http://www.google.com/search?q=Sutherland+Sisters&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=eNr&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=7WwaT8LINeKvsQLU8PXLCw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CA4Q_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=592), the inspiration behind the film. More info about them here (http://new.yankeemagazine.com/article/amazing-seven-sutherland-sisters-and-their-niagara-curls).

This is interesting too, the ingredients of the hair tonic that the father of the girls marketed, here (http://www.hairquackery.com/historical-quackery/severn-sutherland-sisters.shtml).

Slight correction. This photo was taken AFTER all filming was completed. This image was not used at The Whitney installation, nor in The Whitney catalog. It was intended as a kind of gift for the "sisters" to have as a memento of the event. I don't know who put it online, even. I wonder if Mika even knows of this. (I am one of the models in the film and in this photo, so I know the circumstances surrounding this photo.)

heidi w.

SchnauzerMom
January 22nd, 2012, 01:24 PM
Wow I'm in awe! I don't think that I could handle hair that long though. I'd be happy just to make it to waist.