Hair Did is a durational performance art piece by Wi-Moto Nyoka that explores the matriarchal tradition of hair braiding within the African Diaspora. The piece currently operates on three levels:
1) Audio- a crowdsourced audio composition of women telling the story of the first time they got their hair braided.
2) Visual- a textile creation comprised of gauze as a metaphor for healing.
3)Performance- actual hair twisting.
The performance is over when my hair is 'did'.
Hair Did has been presented at the 5th Annual Black Artstory Month, The Altar: Rituals of Healing In The African Diaspora.