Abstract Negotiations of Intimacy
The project 'Abstract Negotiations of Intimacy' investigates the real life experience of touch juxtaposed against a psychological narrative, which considers the body as a singular entity in the world. Touch is not just a haptic contact but an emotional bond between ourself and our world. The skin functions as our threshold. It encapsulates us in and allows us to communicate out. Without touch a 'void' emerges - the interaction between body and world become detached. Seeking out platonic human-to-human touch in unconventional and abstract ways has become a resultant ramification for living in a culture of touch deprivation. The portraits divulge where the distinction between inside and out, person and world can become indistinguishable, rooted in the present-day.
Eleonora Agostini • Nicholas Constant • Sophie Culiere • Emily Elkins • Harry Gammer-Flitcroft • Rachel Glass • Yushi Li • Dafne Salis • Edu Torres • Shino Yanai •