SPILL Salon – On Contact

Pacitti Company (UK)

Fri 12 Apr 2013

Whitechapel Gallery

A special SPILL Salon at the Whitechapel Gallery, this discussion explores the Festival’s theme of contact, with artists from the programme and members of the SPILL Team. Facilitated by SPILL Festival’s Artistic Director and Curator Robert Pacitti.

Some of the work in this edition of SPILL invites us to consider our connection to the past, so we might form a view of the future; some expands time, offering prolonged exposure to game play; some screams out in defiance of unwanted contact; and some seeks to bridge the divides of space and time, questioning the extent to which we are contained within our own bodies. The visceral contact between flesh and materials. Our intimate human-to-human contact.