"PLEASE DON'T TOUCH" will be performed for the second time in Lebanon at Beirut Art Fair #6- Biel.
This edition of the Fair will focus on digital art: « Virtual/Reality ». Curated by Pascal Odille, it presents an exhibition that will « destabilize » the visitors’ senses and will make them travel across the kingdom of illusions.
“In today’s digital world, are we still engaging our sense of touch, or merely using our hands to click and swipe away? Should plastic arts be limited to a visual experience? How can I really and entirely share the sensual relationship I have with my art pieces with other people? I began answering these questions myself by experimenting and ultimately sculpting blindfolded in the dark. I understood art wasn’t only meant for the eyes and that touching art works could trigger intense alternative reactions and a stronger relationship to them.”
In “Please don’t Touch”, visitors are invited to re-explore their sense of touch and interact in the dark with “living” sculptures.
What if you have to touch to see...?
- “Living” sculptures: Lisa Chehade, Bshara Atallah, Corine Skaff, Rabih Yammine
- Textile recreation: Bshara Atallah
- Video: expressionistic film - 3.10mn: courtesy Muriel Aboulrouss
- Artistic lighting: Alaa Minawi