Hello! Since the last time I wrote I have been touring, getting a battering from Philippe Gaulier in Paris and working on two new projects that I LOVE.
The research for Hair Peace is well under way, I am visiting India in October to try and find the women who grew the hair extensions I was given as a beauty queen in Major Tom. Hair Peace is a show about global trade, traceability and the search for the personal story behind my long locks.
My schedule is packed with visits to human hair exporters, celebrity hairdressers, temples and rural villages. There’s been a lot of red tape but I am glad to be finally making the trip. It’s been commissioned by Triggered at Warwick Art Centre, Battersea Art Centre and funded by the Arts Council.
Not content on having already made a show with a sleepy and stubborn collaborator (the dog) I am currently working on a new show with my dad – Mike Melody. Ugly Chief comes from the Gaelic meaning of our name Melody and the show although in its early stages will be exploring funerals, namely his funeral. This development time has been supported by greenhouse and The Old Market.