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Alice Anderson Will Fill London’s Riflemaker with Thousands of Meters of Hair

Alice Anderson - "Rapunzel", 2008. Installation at Marc Chagall National Museum, 3000 metres of doll’s hair. © Courtesy: Alice Anderson and Riflemaker.

LONDON.- The French/Algerian artist Alice Anderson
(b.1976) will fill Riflemaker in Soho with thousands of metres of hair as part
of an installation, including film, sculptures and photographs, based on
fictional childhood memories, A catalogue to accompany the exhibition will
include an essay by Marina Warner. On view 2 March through 24 April
  Anderson considers time, or more particularly the way
that time shapes itself, to be her most significant working material. For her,
memories can be described as reconstructions, often distorted to the extent that
each becomes a creation or fiction itself. She views memory as the ‘master of
fiction’, whereby the passage of time may lead to a remembrance being more akin
to fiction than fact.