My work investigates the power and influence of human touch through performance, video, social media, and instruction based art. By researching and adapting sensate focused exercises, I create space to examine the politics and nuances of touch.
Live performances focus on audience interaction through guided instructions. These performances can be open ended or instruct the audience to touch me in specific way. The video work gives myself and a participant 3 minutes to touch each other’s faces. These videos are stitched together into one single channel video to capture micro expressions, gaze, and physical reactions. Solo touch videos test new mediums and provide content for social media platforms.
Touch is an ephemeral, visceral sense that usually leaves no visible evidence. My work employs the use of charcoal, chalk, and paint pigments, empowering the audience to touch me and see the impact of their interaction on my skin.