67 Greenland Street
Liverpool L1 OBY
9th October 2010
Visitors to the A Foundation on the 9th October were invited to cruise the alleys and windows of Touch Village – an interactive performance installation that explored the possibilities of documenting intimacy and human contact in performance. The village is a web of interactive situations, which leads visitors on their own journey, through which they can explore themselves and the limits of performer-participant relationships.
Touch Village was a curatorial project by Kimbal Bumstead in collaboration with a group of selected interactive artists, Hedva Eltanani, Jack Ridley, Baptiste Croze, Heather Jones, Matthew Kay, Lynn Lu, Richard Taylor, Alexandra Zierle, Paul Carter and The Mysterious DJ Collective.
Touch Villagewas a durational work, its individual elements unfolding over the course of the evening. Structured around a central installation, seven separate performances proposed intimate situations. The encounters leave traces and products behind which witnessed these shared moments. Visitors to the village were free to explore and participate in the process of touching and being touched. Like all good villages, there was a friendly bar with live music…