Touch: E-flux Reader

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The current Covid-19 crisis has some of us in creatively sparked turbo modes developing ways forward while others, understandably, find themselves immobilized, unsure if this is ”the end.” Crisis is where resignation and resilience necessarily touch. But physically, touch is the last thing we are advised to do, extending from doorknobs to bodies. (See Hu Fang, “Witgenstein House,” e-flux journal no. 24 (April 2011)). Yet, touch is what we most miss in our various manifestations of isolation.

Moving forward, how will we communicate our affections, sympathies, warmth, and reassurances to one another? Perhaps we’ll develop new languages, new subtleties of communication less reliant on words, or actual touch. And, maybe this includes relearning forgotten practices of communication.
Original languageEnglish
Journale-flux Journal
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020
MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal

Fields of Science

  • 518 Media and communications
  • 6132 Visual arts and design

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