Dias & Riedweg

Dias & Riedweg: Haarwerk, 2018
Courtesy the artists


The “salon” had its heyday in the 19th century – sitting comfortably in-between courtly and bourgeois culture. The hairdressing salon has retained something of the character of the salon of that time. People meet, exchange ideas, gossip, and yet there remains a certain distance. And yet, there is a task at hand: the ego ideal, or stylish appearance, needs to be pimped up. For “Haarwerk,” Dias and Riedweg take a look at the places where post-migrant culture flourishes: In salons called “German Cut” or “Bezim Berber.” The film documents a male world in which closeness, vulnerability and tender brutality strike a perfect balance.