(crush) 9:22 min loop; (squeeze-2-pop) 5:49 min loop; (wading) 3:41 min loop; (glove love) 6:58 min loop; (pedal pump) 5:45 min loop
'Touch Parade' is a 5-channel HD video installation displayed on specialized pedestals. This work explores “plastic love” or fetish culture and the assimilation of marginalized sexuality on the internet. In questioning what is an explicit or illicit image, I re-performed fetishes found on YouTube that consist of banal gestures—unlike other pornographic content these evade censoring because they are not culturally recognized as such. The simultaneous display of touching provokes empathic corporeal cognition in order to expand culturally limited notions of desire.