AMA , 2012

Mirit pays homage to the great story of the Ama - Japanese pearl divers. A specific Ama tribe tells about girls who start diving when they are six years old . 

They dive without air tanks for 4-6 minutes. Like dancers under the water, their black long hair is moving wildly while they are looking for the hidden pearls.
When they are 12 years old in a traditional ceremony they stop being Ama and their beautiful hair which is full with sea minerals and salt is cut off.
From the lost hair, Japanese masters create brushes for caesars only. As they have a unique and rare effect when the hair meets ink.

In her work Ama Mirit presents two videos inspired by this cruel yet beautiful story.

 

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