From her earliest childhood Ellis Droog has been fascinated with (long) hair. Its separate fibres gathering to form a unity, its movement, its expressiveness, and the safe haven it can offer: you can hide behind it. Droog has created Mosquito Wig, a hairy object to both move around in and hide under: a mosquito net. ‘People are vulnerable when they sleep, so I wanted to make something that would cover the bed.’ Because Droog is mainly interested in the feel and texture of hair, she went with the synthetic option. To tie the hair together, she has made a knot, which she has secured by heating it.
Photo by Vincent van Gurp