TOUCH TABLEWARE (2017)
Touch is a rich medium of social exchange and through it, people form strong attachments and connections, they show status differences, they soothe and calm, and they express sexual and romantic interest. Because of this, it is likely to be a highly gendered form of human communication.
Deliberate touching is something that mostly takes place in private, "backstage". Touch while being in public, "the front- stage" often goes paired with apologies unless tied to some instrumental act or prescribed ritual.
With this tableware I want to create an occasion in which you can explore and question the power of touch.
The table setting refers to a stage, you can not hide your actions. You are a performer and an audience at the same time. You are being watched touching but you can also watch the other person touch.