MIM – THE MEDIUM IS THE MASSAGE
PERFORMANCE / TOUCH CHOREOGRAPHY
The multi-modal properties of the human somatosensory system continue to be unravelled, but current scientific research reveals mounting evidence that one of these submodalities — touch — has another dimension, providing not only its well-recognised discriminative input to the brain, but also an affective input.
MIM is a choreographic project exploring the “affective touch hypothesis”, using inter-personal touch as form of expression. In an intimate experience of 30 minutes, sound and touch guide the participants through an immersive journey — senses merge into new combinations, altering their state, connecting body and mind.
(photo © courtesy of the artist)