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Exploring the politics of intimacy, Objectification

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H Project Space presents Economies Of Touch, a participatory video installation that explores controversial ambiguities around the experience of physical intimacy. 

US-born and Thailand-based feminist artist Sheelah Murthy will transform H Project Space with a specially designed hut in which her performance of deep-tissue, therapeutic massage is linked to digital representations that fluctuate according to stock-market reports: when stock prices drop, a surveillance camera reveals disconcerting close-ups of the bodies at work; and when stocks rise, these bodies are seen from a distance.

Related imagery extends this metaphoric dynamic to explore political issues around intimacy, objectification, authentic experience and financial exploitation.

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