performance documentation


Janine Antoni

Loving Care, 1993

Performance with Loving Care hair dye, Natural Black

Dimensions variable

Photographed by Prudence Cumming Associates at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, 1993


In Loving Care, Antoni mopped the floor of the gallery with her hair soaked in Loving Care hair dye “Natural Black.” The artist’s actions conjured up the expressive marks of Abstract Expressionist painting, linking them to the chore of mopping. As she claimed the space, the audience was slowly backed out of the gallery.