Touch in Real Time is a social engagement project based on the power of touch with a neuroscience twist now traveling as an exhibition. The show contains over 1500 fired porcelain handshakes displayed conceptually, including large wall works, installation pieces, a set of nine framed engraved quotes, 4-minute video loop and a pop-up table with an embroidered tablecloth to work as a participatory station.

• The handshakes were created in10 states over 18 events focusing on a face-to-face, intimate
moment with another person.
• Participants were asked to be 100% present with each other.
• After 15- 20 seconds the bonding hormone, oxytocin could be released between
participants.
• Each handshake contained a patty of wet clay formed between two people’s hands.
• The imprint from the handshake was then fired and became a ceramic artifact of
the moment and part of the exhibition.

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Exhibition Images from WUNC, 2014
Patterns from EEG Phases
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Exhibition Images from WUNC, 2014
Patterns from EEG Phases and video
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Exhibition Images from WUNC, 2014
Video loop and pile of handshakes
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Exhibition Images from WUNC, 2014
Plexiglass Artifact Trays
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Exhibition Images from WUNC, 2014
Plexiglass Artifact Trays
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Exhibition Images from WUNC, 2014
Joined Porcelain Handshakes
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Exhibition Images from WUNC, 2014
Overall shot of show
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Making Now Show, 2014
Pop-Up Station
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Making Now Show, 2014
Laser Engraved Phrases
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Making Now Show, 2014
Detail of Laser Engraved Phrases
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Making Now Show, 2014
Unfired Handshakes
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Society of Contemporary Crafts Show
Exhibition Table of Handshakes
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Society of Contemporary Crafts Show
Detail of fired Handshakes
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Society of Contemporary Crafts Show
Detail of Fired handshakes
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Society of Contemporary Crafts Show
Image from Exhibition
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Society of Contemporary Crafts Show
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