Pinches Pelos

The artist's hairs were engraved with words using a new nanotechnology technique known as "Focused Ion Beam" (FIB). Each engraved hair was photographed with an electron microscope and the resulting backlit transparency mounted on a metal frame. Each print is sold together with a test tube with the hair that is engraved with that unique text. The piece can be exhibited with the certificate from the Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research.

In Mexican spanish "Pinches Pelos" is translated somewhere between "Fucking Hairs" and "Damned Hairs". Although most of the words come from psychotherapy many have a more general meaning that is not autobiographical. Here is a list of the available words so far.

            Get real
            Charity sex
            more or less
            tawdry moron
            sí, amorcito
            need to know basis
            pity party
            test in the head
Name in spanish: Pinches Pelos
Year of Creation: 2009
Technique: Human hair coated with gold film and engraved with a focused ion beam, test tube, illuminated electron-microscope duratrans print, metal frame, certificate
Dimensions: 85 x 50 x 5 centimeters
Keywords: indoor, biometric, print.
Collections: Private collectors
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2009 - Antimodular Research



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