Artist Name

Miriam Poletti

Title of Work

Perhaps Cultivating Touch Can Still Save Us

Country: Italy
Year: 2016

About This Work

My research is an attempt to redefine the sense of connection with the world, with the desire to know myself through interaction with others, humans or not.
Today the issues of borders and technologies have begun to question the common understanding of the human subject. The individual has become an entity that can only take shape through interconnection with others.
In the webpage the image of my body is multiplied in videos and images. The audience plays the role of the Other, which is responsible for the decision to activate the videos. In the animations the body image changes, it stretches and then retracts to its original shape.
Through my work I don’t want to recognize and define my boundaries, but I want to constantly cross them. “Why should our bodies end at the skin?” asks Donna Haraway in her Cyborg Manifesto. The body is no longer limited to what is contained by the skin, my body is a complex and multifaceted territory, a place that besides being personal has a political and collective dimension.

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Heaps Gay Pardi Gras, Sat 4 Mar 2017
The Factory Theatre 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville.
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25 Jan - 5 Feb 2017
Brisbane Powerhouse
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Midsumma Horizon, 6-11pm Sat 4th Feb 2017
Testing Grounds, 1 - 23 City Rd, Southbank 3006
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