Touch Loop

concept and performance: Brandon Gonzalez and Zina Vaessen
staging: F58, Freiburg und Kunsthochschule Kassel, 2017 
duration: 50 minutes

Touch Loop frames two nervous systems in an intimate feedback loop of touching and being touched. In irrational gestures towards imagined sculptures, the performers question their own senses. Which is the same thing as questioning how they relate to the things around them. Are we interconnected through our touch? Or is touch the fact of our separation, where we are held back at the other’s borders? The piece engages questions about what our bodies feel, and how we are moved by those feelings.