SKIN ON SKIN
Touch, a vital link
Touch carries a dimension of trust and security, a vital link with the other, but it can also be experienced as a painful intrusion into our intimacy.
The paradox of this sense is that it is desired and feared at the same time. It is essential to our well-being yet can cause psychological, social, and physical atrophy if we are deprived of it.
From the kiss of peace to physical distancing, this historical and cultural exploration of touch through the prism of art or philosophy highlights its specificity in society.