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Holly Hanessian's work Touch in Real Time was selected to be shown in “Touch: Interactive Craft."

Published January 4, 2016

January 16 – March 11, 2016
Touch: Interactive Craft, Arrowmont’s National Juried Exhibition
Opening reception: Friday January 22, 5:00 – 8:00pm, Juror Talk at 7:00pm

The Touch in Real Time project is based on an intimate sensation in real unmediated time with another person by shaking their hand. Each handshake will contain a wet piece of clay, imprinting each participant’s hand with my own. I will hold onto their hand for 6-10 seconds, the time it takes for the bonding hormone, oxytosin to be released into our bodies.

In addition to the handshake, I will ask each person for a thumbprint using translucent porcelain which will be used later with artifact of the handshakes. There will be takeaway stickers for the participants.

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