Tactile Pleasure in the Work of Judith Scott
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The role of touch in emotional expression is clear. A hug, a high-five, a caress can all convey feeling and help relieve stress or pain. The sensations of touch can also play an important role in the creative process of some artists, in particular artists who are hearing or sight impaired or acutely sensitive to touch.As part of our series on the skin, swissnex San Francisco invites the public to learn more about the close relationship between touch and the emotion through the lens of artist JudithScott, who was deaf and mute yet produced an impressive body of work over 20 years at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California.The short film "Judith Scott's Magic Cocoons" will be screened along with presentations from experts including Sandra Weiss, professor at UCSF and co-editor of "The Handbook of Touch: Neuroscience, Behavioral and Health Perspectives," who explains the physiological pathways behind the benefits of touch.This event is a collaboration with the Collection de l'Art Brut (Lausanne, Switzerland).