SKIN ON SKIN
Touch, a vital link with the other
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 it that it is desired and feared at the same time. It is essential to our wellbeing 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.