(some english below)
Pour l’instant oxymorique d’une "caresse distale", la technologie des réseaux et des interfaces  se frottera au plus intime des sens : le toucher, ou la toucher.
La performance aura lieu le 7 mai :
à 20h30 à Paris (Annie Abrahams)
13 rue Pétion (11e arrondissement)
et à 14h30 à New York (Fabrice Métais)
Old School (dans le cadre du New Museum’s festival of ideas )
233 Mott St (Soho)
"et ta peau se fera lumière"
The "intercontinental caress" is a telematic performance between Paris and New York using the sense of touch. Thanks to a specific interface developed at the University of Technology of Compiègne (France) it is possible to touch the other through the optic fibers going across the ocean. The performance explores what is at stake when intimacy (skin, caress) is mixed with advanced technology (interfaces and wires, algorithms, ...). Using a poetic performance language, the "intercontinental caress" aims at deconstructing the objective notions of time, space and body by introducing a wedge of desire and care.
The performance will take place on the 7th of May :
at 2:30pm in New York (Fabrice Métais) at the Old School, 233 Mott St (Soho), (as part of the New Museum’s festival of ideas )
and at 8:30pm in Paris (Annie Abrahams) at la tapisserie, 13 rue Pétion (75011)
In New York, the performance is supported by the EYELEVEL BQE gallery. See the "Old Scool" program :
and press release :