40’ each session

The Agency of Touch - one on one tactile choreography is a social intervervention utilising touch, bodily/ sensorial awareness and connectivity as a vehicle for communication and research within different social, cultural, economic, medical contexts. The work consists in one -on - one tactile sessions happening on the body of the receiver. "The Agency of Touch" is a sensorial/tactile work. In this approach the participant becomes the spectator of their own sensations.

As a procedure, the participant is invited in a quiet and intimate space, in the decor of the Agency of Touch,- in a scenography created especially for the work, in a pleasant atmosphere, lies down on a massage table and keeps the eyes closed during the session. Touching is done with the hands and is accompanied by a sound background. The work then proposes a path of conscious integration, in which, after the tactile experience, the participant does an exercise of remembering and transposing the touch into drawing, colour, shape, words and verbal guidance. All the drawings and maps are then collected one by one on a wall in the space where the installation takes place. A reflective notebook is also available for participants to write down impressions and thoughts.

This long-term research aims to be materialized and framed as a symbolic Agency, the Agency of Touch, a space that will run as a public agency and/or will be temporarily installed in different institutions, social centers that are already providing social services (migration centers, integration and refugee centers, old people’s homes etc, working environments). The Agency stands for its soft, sensorial, sensible implicit politics. This practice brings empowerment to a non-sexualized, non-fetishized female touch precisely from its feminine representational place.

Available only by registration, only 8 slots available 

This project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is funded by the City of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.

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