‘A Head of One’s Time’ is a body of work featuring heads that act as holding templates for various states of mind. Frozen in time, they serve as windows into those minds. From wall-mounted copper and steel cut-outs, patinated through a specialised etching technique, to standing heads in stainless-steel plated metal, Pfaff expresses states of being circumscribed by the anatomy of the head.
The exhibition is a heads-up to seeing consciousness, perception and a sense of identity seated in the head. These cranial conundrums, whether of skullduggery (see ‘Trust me I’m a lawyer’) or minding one’s own business (‘School of thought inside my head’), are a constant source of inquiry into how we play societal games, hold our dreams and visions, frame our relation to others, or are caught up in our respective historical dramas.