Handshack

© Remai Modern, 2019

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© Remai Modern, 2019

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Handshack

Interactive installation and performance
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 1 to 5 PM

In collaboration with the Festival Accès Asie

The public is invited to attend or to participate in the performance.

 

In this world of instant communication, our first contact with people is more often virtual through the Internet, telephone, texts or e-mails. All day we touch screens and punch plastic and metal buttons. Our over-usage of electronics minimizes human contact in our day-to-day lives. 

Handshack is an interactive installation that invites human connection. This intimate piece captures candid, real-time encounters between two strangers who get to know each other solely through touch. Using the handshake as a starting point, blind tactile conversations are twisted into unexpected choreographies.

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Marites Carino

With a background in dance and broadcast journalism, Marites Carino combines her passion for dance and film through her inventive dance shorts. For more than a decade she was the dance editor at the cultural weekly the Montreal Mirror. She enjoys telling people’s stories, and particularly those who use art to overcome obstacle, like in tremor, a year-long collaborative project that was created with a group of people with Parkinson’s. Her award-winning works have screened at numerous international festivals and art spaces. In her spare time, she dances slowly to fast music, cycles, snaps photos and writes about herself in the third person.