Soften Your Untouch

Soften Your Untouch reckons with extreme isolation experienced during the pandemic. Time became distorted and everlasting, touch was stigmatized, and our connection with others was dramatically altered. In this project, Althemia Marsland investigates cooking bioplastic forms with thermochromic properties as a way to reconnect. The bioplastics record a visual demonstration of time through an exploration of touch. The human body temperature activates the thermochromic pigments recording touch as a time-based action. Althemia then molded the bioplastics into a meal placemat, to reference their key experience of connecting through cooking during the pandemic.

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