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Adiba Muzaffar’s O is for Orange showcases a collaborative meditation on the outer skin of the fruit body, to contemplate the aspect of touch in care work.
The exhibition opens on Monday, October 7 at 5 pm. RSVP on Facebook here.
The exhibition is also open for the following hours Oct. 8-10:
Artists, authors and poets have explored the fruit as body metaphor aplenty. Sometimes oozing juices have eased a vulnerable body and dried-up fruit has pickled an ailment or disease.
In the body of work that is ‘O is for Orange’ there’s a collaborative meditation on just the outer skin of the fruit body, to contemplate the aspect of touch in care work. The orange is chosen for how it gets held and peeled. For how its shape reminds the hands to create an enclosure, a coop. The relationship between the hands and the orange forms a skin to skin relationship. There isn’t a hierarchy when we speak of touch, but perhaps one does emerge when we hold. Is the skin the protector or are the hands, as they unravel it? A group of care-workers and parents lend their voice and perspective.
Care has a tendency to resist but also require Control. Comfort perseveres silently. So can we weigh our expressions of touch? How can our skins soften and harden as per the circumstance? What skins do we donne to be curt or professional, social or intimate? Is touch just a pressing of skins or do skins come undone? Is skin a boundary, a border, a drape, a container or a screen? Come join us in a peeling of skins.