In Touch: Exhibition

Please note that this exhibition is now archived

What can we learn from the heightened awareness of touch which characterises our experience of the current pandemic? Might the experiences of d/Deafblind communities, and those who rely on their sense of touch to navigate the world, aid a shared understanding of this new normal?

Curated by Dr Azadeh Emadi in partnership with Deafblind Scotland for the 2020 Being Human Festival this exhibition presents a range of perspectives on what touch might mean to us post-Covid19. Ultimately, it feeds into ongoing research on how different experiences of touch might reshape audio-visual art practices and further inform the development of communication tools and strategies. This research is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, and we wish to acknowledge their support of the In Touch initiative and exhibition.

The In Touch: Workshop on Sunday 22 November provide an opportunity to reflect further on the exhibition’s themes.