The work displays the intimate act of massaging and discusses the relations between the sensual experience of the body and the visual experience of an image. By breaking the veneer of discretion and turning the massage public, the body becomes an object of entertainment. The tension between the lively human body and the docile body being rubbed, silent and passive, arouses questions regarding the physical dedication between strangers, its ethics, and the potential of real intimacy in the objectified encounter between two alien bodies. As it progresses, the massage shifts from holistic to exhibitionist, it blurs the already thin line between providing and utilizing touch and marks the potential of liberation held in the intersection of the two.
Performers: Tamar Katz, Gilad Jerusalmy
Photography Credit: Avi Golern, Maya Katz, Einav Nir (stills), Shira Fogel, Carmel Michaeli (video)