The Register of Touch consists of a guided tour of the exhibition one one zero zero one zero zero and a collective performance which comes as an extension of the site-specific installation of the artist Mihai Toth, entitled Landscape of Touch.
If in the case of the installation a conceptual map has been developed in the form of a sequential rhythm of an imagined route that is shaped around the idea of articulation and awareness of touches in the public space, through the proposed performance an archive of touches is developed by marking and validating the places, objects, materials, structures that are part of the architectural landscape of the targeted interior space, to be structured in dialogue with the touched elements of the exterior perimeter of the space.
Both the installation Landscape of Touching and the performance Register of Touching propose a network system consisting of an algorithm for the intuitive identification of unconsciously touched places in public space or in common places, with the aim of developing the level of awareness of how to relate through one's own corporeality and gesturality to the scenario of the space in which we find ourselves. Through this approach, places permanently touched involuntarily in everyday life become sculptural forms or presences through the intrinsic memory in the structure of various materials. In this exploration, touch becomes a tool used to investigate how we relate to the historical content of a space, its character and personality, but also to the social life of the space through the actions and situations that take place inside/outside it. The performative action itself involves an established route, inside the Faculty of Mechanics and in the courtyard of the building, which will be walked as a group to collect touches in the public space in the form of a collective awareness exercise.
The project is part of the national cultural Programme “Timișoara - European Capital of Culture 2023” and is funded through the OverBorder Culture+ programme, carried out by the Cultural and Art Center of Timiș County, with funds allocated from the state budget through the Ministry of Culture.
Program co-financed by AFCN. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the grantee.
The project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is funded through the Grow Timișoara 2023 programme, implemented by the Center for Projects Timișoara, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.