(7) Contact

Bed sheet, yarn, projector and film
Film length 4 minutes 39 seconds
Dimensions variable

Contact explores the actions that as people we do to comfort others. Projected onto a suspended bedsheet, a gloved pair of hands repetively trying to comfort a singular limp hand.  The transparency of the projection on bedsheet appears almost transcluscent and forms a screeen like effect highlighting the intimate act and allowing the viewer to watch from all angles. This can make the audience feel as though they are part of a moment which they perhaps should not be witnesses to. The caring moment can soon appear uneasy as once the viewer realises these comforting actions being repeated constantly, they then seem to become somewhat passive and  helpless.  Furthermore, the latex gloves create a barrier between the individuals, presenting a seperation of roles and  meaning true contact and therefore comfort cannot be delivered.