I'll be in the Long Beach/ Orange County area this coming weekend for a series of art market events. I'll be there with my friend and book partner, Mukta Cholette selling & signing our labor-of-love children's book, A Pig for Friendship... as well as an entire new series of limited edition art prints. If you're in the area, come on out and support us and many other local artists and crafters.
I've been thinking about some of Rebecca Horn's work.
Mechanischer Körperfächer, Mechanical Body Fan, 1973-74
In her early works the body is frequently fitted with prosthetic extensions that allow the wearer to feel at a distance impossible for the natural body. In her piece Finger Gloves, Horn describes the sensation of touching things at a distance as "sense-data." Again an artwork that delves into a material engagement of telematic sensation, a network of a few inches rather than the entire planet, but removed from direct contact all the same. (text from Degenerate Art Ensemble blog)