Galleri Rajatila (FI)
A performance lecture on touch and the desire to measure and control.
The skin is the body’s largest organ. It contains nerve fibers that send information to the brain about how touch is perceived. Introductory C-fibers, so-called ”caress sensors”, have the function of interpreting warm, slow and soft touch, such as a caress. According to science, there is a perfect speed for the skin to perceive touch, for the caress sensors to be stimulated.
The performance consists of live-video projected on a screen, a recorded voice speaking on the function of the caress sensors and objects such as a melting ball of ice hanging from the ceiling, a yardstick, a metronome, all to measure the ultimate speed of touch.