“Touchy Subjects” March 2023
an Experiential Conference in Denmark
Welcoming practitioners from the worlds of performance, therapy, art, fascia, sensors, medicine and neuroscience. We are looking for people who are deeply interested in the touchy subject TOUCH, and have been or are currently researching, studying, performing, practicing within the field.
“Touchy Subjects responds by taking the opportunity to bring together practitioners from the worlds of performance, therapy, art, fascia, sensors, medicine and neuroscience, to share joint experiences, learn from them and each other, and explore new approaches to researching TOUCH.”
The neurotypical normativity of touch often means that non-touch is an assumed baseline, that face-to-face encounters in chairs and talking are expected, and that consent is still rare in almost all situations. As the me-too movement has enabled public discussions of touch and consent to enter a new stage, we are interested in how to honor the richness of touch in different modalities, different settings, and in neurodiversity.
The conference will be in Copenhagen and Aarhus in March 2023. We begin in Copenhagen at the Nikolaj Kunsthal, with two days of workshops and experiences: art installations, performances, presentations, and guided explorations. The second two days are at Aarhus University and host presentations and conversations across neuroscience, bodywork, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy.
A collaboration between IMC (Interacting Mind Centre) Aarhus University, and the Danish National School of Performing Arts.
Dorte Bjerre Jensen, Joe Dumit, & Andreas Roepstorff
get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org