Villém Flusser on hands, matter and the gesture of making:
They violate it, they do not allow it to be as it is. They deny the object. They affirm themselves with respect to the object. That denial and this affirmation of the hands in relation to the object is the “gesture of producing”.
The rawness of the object injures the hands that are violating it, and the gesture of producing changes as a result of this injury.
Something to press against, something to press back is (re)produced live on the Madrona Labs Soundplane.
Premiere @ MANTIS Festival, Oct 2016.