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.
To date, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Society of Arts and Crafts, The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design and the Houston Contemporary Craft Center, Houston, TX, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Edgecomb, ME and Robert MacNamara Foundation, Westport island, ME are all participating by having events at their museum or galleries.