„Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth” Margaret Attwood, The Blind Assassin, 2000.
How do we deal with the loss of such a fundamental human language in an era of touch prohibition? What effects does this loss have on our body and self-perception, on our relationships and social skills, on our mental health and emotional well-being?
My artistic research project about the loss of touch in times of the Corona pandemic addresses these central questions through dance and movement and entails embodied explorations of scientific findings from relevant academic fields as well as artistic insights and personal reflections on the experiences of non-trained dancers.
The research is funded by the Arbeitsstipendium from the Kulturreferat LH Munich.