The Surfaces of Skin and Screens

  • Discussion
  • Speech-to-text (online)

Watch a recording of this online event with artist Amanda Couch to explore skin and screens, surfaces that can both unite and connect us, but also shield and separate us. Skin is an intermediary between us and the world, our channel for connection through touch. Our increasing dependence on screens during the pandemic is facilitating social connectedness, while protecting us from the risks of proximity and exposure to touch.

Amanda considers the screen as a stand-in for our skin, supporting us to “keep in touch” in more than one sense. Alongside the talk, a prerecorded video is shown showcasing new artworks from Amanda exploring these ideas.

About your speaker

Photograph of Amanda Couch

Amanda Couch

Amanda Couch is an award-winning artist, researcher and senior lecturer whose practices cut across media: performance, sculpture, photography, print and the book, food, the everyday, participation, and writing to research and reimagine histories of the body.



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Speech-to-text (online)

This event will have live speech-to-text transcription, which may be useful for people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. For any assistance, please email us at or call 020 7611 2222.

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