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Victoria, Australia

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ALEX CUFFE
Love is the Length of her Hair
02 Jul 2020—13 Dec 2020


Love is the Length of her Hair. Love through trauma, through grief, through loss.
Love as an object. Love as a chemical, Love as a memory. Love as absence.
Love through capital.

This exhibition was impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns.

Catalogue.
Helen Hughes on Alex Cuffe, Artforum International.
Alex Cuffe in conversation with Briony Galliganby Alex Cuffe and Briony Galligan.
Alex Hobba, A Gun Went Off in Human Resources, Alex Cuffe, Love is the Length of Her Hair by Chelsea Hopper.

Alex Cuffe, I grieve so much I forget who I am… can you remind me that I exist…? when I cry… I’m trying to be vulnerable… I want you to breath through the feeling in your chest as you wear this.., digital print of every time the artist has cried and taken a photo, cotton, stains from her car, borrowed unique clothes rack (with thanks to Isabella Darcy), 2015 – 2020, $50 each. (All profits donated to Indigenous families affected by deaths in custody).Alex Cuffe, I grieve so much I forget who I am… can you remind me that I exist…? when I cry… I’m trying to be vulnerable… I want you to breath through the feeling in your chest as you wear this.., digital print of every time the artist has cried and taken a photo, cotton, stains from her car, borrowed unique clothes rack (with thanks to Isabella Darcy), 2015 – 2020, $50 each. (All profits donated to Indigenous families affected by deaths in custody).Alex Cuffe, Love is the Length of her Hair, installation shot.Alex Cuffe, We never asked each other… but I was to get married, as a woman, in another country, so I could receive healthcare and the right to live with a loved one… but… I felt so broken inside so we cancelled the wedding two days before… all I have left of that relationship is this engagement ring and these feelings… I went to get surgery and this ring couldn’t be removed so they cut it off before my body was cut and put back together a new, plaster, recycled silver, paint, hot glue, 2018-2020.Alex Cuffe, When the anaesthetic wore off the lights were so bright… the only thing they could offer was this wash cloth… I woke up screaming… all they could offer was this wash cloth… the first words I remember were addressed to a body of a different gender… I held the nurses hand smiling while my first words were to correct her… and all I have left is a wash cloth that will never be clean, cotton cloth, hair dye, 2019.Alex Cuffe, Uncanny Selfie, 2020.

Documentation by Jordan Halsall