A/PART OF ME navigates the longing and skin hunger for love and touch in the pandemic isolation, worldwide, through the power of correspondence.
To create this project, we held an open call for letters of love, loss and longing in the COVID-19 lockdown, which gathered 349 submissions from all over the world in as little as seven days.
In this digital publication, we have curated the letters that embody a collective tactile memory, which overcomes emotional distance, physical borders, and the passing of time.
Some of the most significant messages received are borne by sculptures reminding that feelings triggered by touch in our bodies and brains create unbreakable emotional bonds.
Our aim is to translate this collective voice of loneliness into a hopefully sustainable avenue for people to find healing in the togetherness digital mediums and art can offer.
Ioana Cristina Casapu and Ileana Pascalau