Commissioned for Dance Live 2017 by City Moves Dance Agency SCIO. Touch Studies is a collaboration between artists Svetlana Panova and Kirsty Russell.
The two 5 minute films responded to spaces within the festival venue, The Anatomy Rooms, which is set in the old Anatomy building for Aberdeen University. The works are filmed in the spaces that were formely the dissection room, and museum. One of the films were exhibited in the male bathroom and the other in the female bathroom for the duration of the festival.
These works are interventions which consider inhabitation of private and public space, exploring gestures of interaction within everyday environment through use of shared materials, situations and actions.