Marta Hryniuk

Sohaila, 3′, 16mm. transferred to digital, 2019

Sohaila depicts a beauty salon in the south of Rotterdam and takes its name from one of the employees. Close shots of hair washing, combing, cutting and styling interweave with images of social interactions. Functional and repetitive gestures of labour are equally expressions of care and intimacy. A hairdressers’ salon is portrayed as a gendered place, where (mostly immigrant) women meet, and labour and sociality entwine


With Sohaila Wahidi and customers of Beauty Styling, Rotterdam

Hand developed at Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam

Thanks to Lichun Tseng