What happens when touch is absent? Is the currently necessary physical distance an accelerant on the way to an individualistic and decoupled society? And how can we overcome the physical separation from each other?
The skin hunger project explores the effects of the lack of touch, borrowing from the audio world of podcasts. The 60-minute ensemble piece by Jasmine Ellis Projects combines the live elements of dance and music with the narrative connectedness of radio. Part of the project is a radio podcast by artist Johnny Spence in collaboration with CBC Canada’s Ideas radio show.
Image description: In the black and white picture, in the background, on the right edge of the picture, you can see a person lying on his side on the floor, hugging his own leg. Up to the waist you can see a person in the middle of the picture, in bare legs and short sports pants. On the left and in the foreground you can see a short-haired dancer in a light-colored T-shirt squatting on the floor with her own toe in her mouth.
Artistic direction & choreography: Jasmine Ellis
Performance: Breeanne Saxton, Gabriel Lawton, Kim Kohlmann, David Pallant
Composition: Johnny Spence
Dramaturgy: Martina Missel
Costume Design: Sarah Kaldewey – Atelier Kaldewey
Light Design: Wolfgang Eibert
Artistic Production Management: Rat & Tat Kulturbüro| Sophie Thuma
PR: Mandana Mansouri, Simone Lutz
Foto & Video: Ray Demski
Outside Eye: Julia Pagel
Skin Hunger-Podcast: Johnny Spence | Ideas from CBC Canada
Ring design & seamstress: Catherine Carpenko
Foto: Ray Demski
23. September 2021, HochX Theater und Live Art München