Skin. Our largest organ, our greatest sensory membrane and how we perceive and receive the intimacy of the world. Skin is for touch. To touch and be touched. And yet, the pressures of contemporary life have produced an aura of distance around what otherwise longs for contact.
Maybe art can also be for touch. To touch and be touched. A medium, a mediator, a bridge, a surrogate for the kind of touch our human/mammal bodies might have always wanted. Drag, prod, hug. Caress, fur, rest. Michelle Vine has made us touchy objects and restful nests.
Come play with these. Come play in these.
Artist: Michelle Vine
Title: Surrogates for Social Touch
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, 16 - Saturday, 26 May
Where: Project Gallery, QCA, 226 Grey Street, Southbank, QLD 4101
Opening Event: Friday, 18 May, 6pm - 8pm
Closing Performance Event: Saturday, 26 May, 2-4pm (with Luke Jaaniste, Megan Janet White & Stormbodies)