With These Hands
What does it mean togetherness in the context of absence, separation or social distancing? What is the position of the other when he/she is gone?
In the present we are others to our past selves and we are always leaving a trace to reach us. All these forms of contact work at many levels of the human experience.
Touch and contact are astonishingly not the same, and in the middle the symbol of the hand appears to separate and to link. Hands are there to touch the other, especially when the other is not here anymore, when he/she just left, when we can only guess him/her.
Is that the reason we take tools and leave marks on surfaces? What from the us do we want to leave for the other? what from the now do we want to take to the future? and what are our means?