Céline Bodin: The Hunt

Céline Bodin: The Hunt
Library Shelf Location 18.BODI
Publication Date Jun 2022

In The Hunt, Céline Bodin creates a brief encyclopedia of female hairstyles across various periods in time, within the framework of Western culture. The series reflects upon the pictorial qualities of hair: studying its materiality, its ability to convey identity, also recalling the Victorian “hair medallion”—a small, decorative keepsake made from an ornate curl of a loved one’s hair, a pre-photographic memento that draws connections between portraiture, identity, and memory. The figures appear as ornate statues, each characterized by the aesthetic associations and revisited stereotypes of their hairstyle. The anonymity of the images presented in The Hunt activates the mind’s associative aptitude, drawing upon one’s own fantasies and projections of sensuality, innocence, order, freedom, frivolity, and social rank. Echoing classical art, these images refer to a mystical icon rather than presenting a portrait of an individual.

ISBN 9781942185970
Pages 72pp
Author Kathryn Scanlan
Format Hardcover
Publisher Radius Books
Related Artist Céline Bodin
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords contemporary photography, photography, Fashion (subject)

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