Crowning Glory

Crowning Glory is a short stop-motion self-portrait animation of Emőke Bada as she is loosening her hair from braids. She made it while on residency in Cape Town, South Africa. She found it very fascinating how much detail and attention people give to their hair there. Bada is intrigued by in-between situations and when it comes to hair, the in-betweens states are what one never sees. In the video she is sharing a private moment, but as it is sped up immensely, it becomes a bit hypnotic and otherworldly.