The camera moves from our eyes to our mouths to our hands to the work, as
Nina sculpts Emily drawing Nina. The female gaze is accepted as
observation in the artmaking process.
The cameras establish a rhythm with their movement; they record the
physical process of perception and representation. Eyes move to observe
and record, mouths move involuntarily, hands move to coax form out of
media, and the work records the materialization of the process.
Through observing another we discover ourselves, and as the piece
progresses each artist appears on the opposite screen, in the hands of
the other. The process is heightened by their awareness of unseen Web
voyeurs, who observe the process remotely.
While 1997 marks the third season of ArTisTheater, our weekly live
Web video performance series, Touch is our first multi-page Web
performance, a site-specific installation designed to be
projected on the four screens of PORT.