Date: Friday, July 14th, 2017 | 4pm to 7pm
4pm – Workshop “The art of braiding”
Workshop dedicated to African hair, where participants will have the opportunity to learn a little more about the various ways of braiding hair.
5:30pm – Talk
Alice Marcelino talks about her research and works developed during her residency at Hangar.
As part of her residency, Alice Marcelino spent her time photographing the residents and shops specialised in black hair, in an old Shopping Mall in the outskirts of Lisbon.
Babilonia shopping center is home to more than 200 stores of which more than half reflect the African and Brazilian communities existing throughout the county of Amadora.
The boom of hair saloons reflects the increased demand of a population that rarely sees itself represented in the mainstream economy and now starts to occupy spaces outside the ghettos.
The presence of these communities has been received with mix feelings. Whilst the shopping centre is now a multicultural and diverse area, vastly known by its hair salons, the members are often linked to crime and poverty.
Alice Marcelino is a London based photographer with a BA (Hons) Photography, University of East London, 2016. Born in Luanda, Angola, Alice moved to Portugal at a very early age, where she grew up and lived most of her life. She experienced and explored various art forms, from dance to theatre, until discovering and adopting photography as her main form of expression. Her images reflects her special interest in individual stories exploring concepts of identity and sub-cultures, and their meaning in our globalised world. Among her most recent exhibitions and publications are: Beyond, on HashtagPhotography Magazine, London; Photofusion Salon/16, Group Exhibition, Brixton; We do Black hair, Open Source Festival, Dalston; Ghouls, Gateways and Gatekeepers exhibition, The Pad, London, all in 2016.
Support: Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian
Residency project in collaboration with Jeanne Mercier.