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Paloma Proudfoot

Press release

Paloma Proudfoot – A History Of Scissors

To work with scissors is a sensitive and potent moment: scissors are a tool that can be used both for destruction and production. Scissors are an instrument shared by tailors, surgeons and hairdressers; those charged with the responsibility of the dressing, mending and upkeep of bodies. The process of cutting functions in fashion as in surgery: as a definitive, caring and careful exercise. It facilitates the opening-up and reinvention both of the body itself and the idea of an identity catalysed with and through clothing.