Pamela Kleemann-Passi: Sweet Dreams & Gut Reactions

Sweet Dreams & Gut Reactions is a metaphor for what is repetitive and unnerving in our personal and public rituals and interactions. Staged as a bedroom, with a playful hairy twist, this exhibition evokes a sense of disquiet and discomfort, for the physical body is absent and only the traces shed by the occupier remain. Among the curiosities is a hairy quilt covered bed; hairy slippers; a hair-coiled fringed lamp; hair-covered garments; objects constructed from photographs of human skin; and a mo-hair suit made from men’s facial hair.

Pamela Kleemann-Passi, Worn To Be Heard, Mo-Hair Suit, 2021, the world-first Mo-Hair Suit, tailored from a bespoke textile comprising men’s facial hair created for the 2021 Movember campaign for men’s health awareness. Photograph: Sam Wong. Courtesy the artist and Tactile Arts, Northern Territory

Tactile Arts
17 June to 10 July 2022
Northern Territory

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