‘Losing Touch’ is a dialogue-come-performance work created out of a long distance collaboration between composer Antonia Barnett-McIntosh in Tāmaki Makaurau and performance artist Sara Cowdell in Naarm.
We investigate the impact of touch in our lives and the lack of physical contact and connection we experience while socially-distanced. What happens when we are forced to live without touch? We explore possibilities arising from the space between, where technology fails us, to find a new form of liveness and shared experience with an audience. What is shared and what is lost?
Using performative and sonic concepts of communication, feedback, dissonance, and forced failure, we will question miscommunication: what is the visceral reality and what is imagined? In amongst the dissonance of the virtual world and the struggle to create a felt reality, how can we ever truly understand another?
This project is amplified by Melbourne Fringe through the Ralph Mclean Microgrant program.
This event will proceed subject to the COVID reopening roadmap. In the case that the event cannot proceed as an in-person event, it will go forward as an interactive digital event.
Warning: Contains strong coarse language, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction