In response to the absence of physical touch, I explored alternative ways for performers to work with the imaginary touch of others and maintain a sense of connection. Imagery became a powerful tool to evoke the sensation of touch without actual physical contact. One method that emerged during the lockdown was the use of voice recordings exchanged between the performers. Through these recordings, they propose and imagine how and where they are touching, creating an imaginary journey that allows them to connect with their senses even when physically apart.
Below, you will find three voice recordings created by the performers specifically for you. These recordings will take you on a journey exploring touch and may evoke touch-like sensations. To fully experience them as intended, please consider the following:
Ensure you will not be disturbed for the next 30 minutes.
Find a comfortable space in your room or home.
Wrap yourself in your favorite blanket, enveloping your whole body.
Use headphones for an immersive audio experience.
Close your eyes and allow yourself to shift and move as needed to find comfort. You can also engage in self-touch or explore touching objects around you to enhance the sensation of touch-like experiences.
Please feel free to pause or stop the recordings at any point if needed, and remember to create a quiet and immersive environment to fully engage in the touch journeys.