THE CULTURE OF
ALL OF CULTURE
Classen, The Book of Touch.
Much of the work made in the past year has inevitably been either explicitly or implicitly addressing the pandemic, a time in which another’s touch, once a source of comfort, a language of love and support, had now become a terrible threat to one’s own biome.
I wondered what the lack of touch had done to our sociality as I watched my grandmother being buried over zoom.
Throughout lockdown, I was living in the past, revisiting the thousands of images I taken in the “before”: remembering parties, being in lifts, sharing bottles, cuddling on the sofas, holding hands. I had tens of thousands of files on my phone, an archive as yet untouched. I edited the found videos together, focusing only on the points of skin to skin contact.