Pressing Matters

Street Workshop, Installation
48 Stunden Neukölln
ReTramp Gallery, Berlin

- 2021

Pressing Matters was a participatory street workshop and installation featured in the 2021 program of 48 Stunden Neukölln in Berlin. The theme of the festival this year was Luft (air).

With Pressing Matters, I wanted to address a number of the lasting social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: loss of closeness, connection, and physical touch. Over the festival weekend, passersby volunteered to scan parts of their bodies by pressing themselves against a flatbed scanner outside of ReTramp Gallery. The resulting A4 black and white prints, printed on a home office toner printer, were then installed in the gallery window. The workshop was concluded after the window space of the gallery was completely filled.