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Parsons School of Design MFA Photography program theses2018 (PC020403.14) ➔ Re-Touch


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Guaier Huang (photographer)
Runzhong Wang (photographer)
Parsons School of Design. Photography Department. (sponsoring body)


August 2018


Haptics and optics are supposed to working together intactly for us to know the world, but technology is gradually isolating them from each other by prosthesizing and functionalizing them. In Re-Touch, we challenge the absolute power of “seeing-from-distance” in the current vision condition, and use playful touch to dialectically rethink “seeing”, in order to reactivate the complex relationship of optics-haptics. We perform a play by utilizing body, touch screen, and handheld scanner, and subjectivity is opened to new possibilities by this play in the “zone of indeterminacy.” By making the result of our play into other people’s playground, the viewers are able to become the participants and generate their own “haptic-optic” images, re-stimulate the techno-alienated, programmed, and blunt bodies.



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