Touch / Toucher (2009), Serge Bouchardon, Kevin Carpentier, Stéphanie Spenlé

It may seem paradoxical to propose an artistic web-based creation on touching. One cannot touch directly: touching requires in this case a technical mediation such as a mouse, a microphone or a webcam. This touching experience reveals a lot about the way we touch a multimedia content on screen, and maybe also about the way we touch people, objects in everyday life. Six scenes allow the internet user to experience various modalities of touching: move, caress, hit, spread, blow and brush. This immaterial work stages aesthetics of materiality.