The Hannon Barbershop Project which began at the Nina Simone Birthplace funded in part by the Bountiful Neighborhood was a re-creation of the Tryon barbershop founded by Edgar Hannon in 1952. This video examines the installation and features the voice of Marcel Duchamp reading his essay, "The Creative Act" set to the 70's disco hit, "Funky Town."
The Hannon Barbershop is currently awaiting full restoration pending funding and celebrates the neighborhood barbershop founded by "King Leo and Lady Clipper" over fifty years ago and has been in continuous operation since.
Original Exhibition Dates:
November 7 - December 7, 2008
Tryon, North Carolina
Funding for the Hannon Barbershop Project is provided by the Bountiful Neighborhood Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (BnESCO) and the Nancy DuPre Menke Fund 2008 -- www.bnesco.org