The Fashion Space Gallery brings us A Short History Of Facial Hair by David McDiarmid.
A Short History of Facial Hair explores the links between art, identity, politics, dress and adornment in the form of a performance piece.
David McDiarmid (1952-95) was an artist, DJ, graphic designer, fashion designer and political activist who was born in Australia and worked from the mid seventies in New York until the mid 1990s.
In 1993 David McDiarmid wrote and performed an essay accompanied by 35mm colour slides, this was entitled A Short History of Facial Hair. In this he pulled together his personal fashion, grooming and adornment along with his political and sexual history to represent a 20 year period during his life and times.
Slowly we watch David’s look change from hippy to clone, Gay LIberation activist to sexual revolutionary then from hustler to dance floor diva.
16 September – 29 October 2011
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