united nations: united 7561 kilometers
art gallery, university of north texas, denton, usa 2002

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"united nations: united 7561 kilometers " 2002 Wenda Gu


a site-specific installation commissioned by the national endowment for the arts, the andy warhol foundation for the visual arts, the texas commission on the arts 2002.
40 feet high x 25 feet wide x 25 feet long
5000 m human hair braid made of 7561000 m of human hair, rubber stamps of recreated 191 nations’ names of the world, a hair column
1 m human hair = 0.00529 g, a 50 m hair braid = 0.4 kg (400 g), 5000m human hair braid = 7561kilometers (4698 miles)