Touch can be awkward, painful, therapeutic, malicious, nurturing, terrifying, sacred, erotic, anxiety inducing, lascivious, invigorating or exciting. Without touch we would not be able to survive. Though a selection of photography, performance, video, and sculpture by Camille Morgan, the exhibition presents variations on the the act of feeling. The artists featured in the show address the emotional and sensational experience of touch and how it can be documented outside of individual memory to influence the creation of collective perceptions.
Connections between touch and sight create visual assumptions that also influence how societies communicate with one another. To challenge these visual assumptions and existing modes of communication, “Warm Kitty, Soft Kitty” reevaluates the role of individual memory and its potential to create collective empathy through imagination. “This exhibition aims to be a reintroduction for visitors to feel – both tactilely and emotionally,” adds Morgan.