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Making touch visible

posted on 20.07.2021, 03:19 authored by NAOMI MARGALIT ELLER
This thesis considers this strong psychological sensation – when sight becomes tactile – as ‘haptic’, defining hapticity as a kind of enveloping in which an artwork creates a circuit of dialogue between the object, viewer and maker: a circuit in which sight and touch unite. As an artist, this union of sight and touch lies for me at the heart of the experience of making an artwork: the haptic experience of the artwork – the experience of its tactile exteriority, of the skin of the work – enables the viewer to experience the artwork in an embodied way.


Principal supervisor

Marian Crawford

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Fine Art


Master of Fine Art

Degree Type



Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture