‘Haircut’ aimed to question heteronormative gender expectations regarding presentation and appearance. It explored the cultural and physical manifestations of personal identity and how something as temporal as hair can signify a person’s individuality; or conversely, conceal it.
"By asking each audience member to participate in the performance by cutting a piece of my hair, they will have colluded in defying conventional expectations of appearance. By altering my personal appearance, I will be questioning the standards of female beauty in our society and testing the reactions of everyone I interact with. ‘Haircut’ exposes the superficial expectations of the extreme levels of personal grooming most women contend with. By losing my hair to an unknown audience, we as a group are testing our own compliance with our societal norms."
Zoë Hannah Hunt