Sherly Fan

Multi-media artist | filmmaker


CAN YOU PUT ON MY HEAD is a performance and interactive art project by artist Sherly Fan. It features a paper mache head sculpture, a globe with multiple faces drawn by the artist while wearing it on her head. This piece explores the complex relationship between self-perception and external interpretation. Audience members are invited to wear the sculpture, experiencing what it feels like to be 'blindly' passive and judged. The experience is intensified by audio of the artist’s stuttered voice and whispered microaggressions, emphasizing feelings of being unseen and unheard. This project, rooted in personal experience, also opens conversations on microaggression and multi-perspective experiences.

The project is presented as an interactive art event with the head sculpture as well as portrait photos after the event.