Jewish and Body Politics


Unpublished slide lecture (English)



“Audiences often assume that I wear a wig in Kölnisch Wasser, the video/performance, in order to emulate a prostitute. Apart from the obvious ideal that straight blonde hair suggests, it may not be a well-known fact that it is forbidden for ultra orthodox Jewish women, to show their hair. Many Jewish women have complied with this religious prohibition, by wearing wigs rather than headscarves.”

Tanya Ury