From the creator:
Contact (tŭch) v. to turn into so shut collectively that there isn’t any house between; to turn into linked with an individual; to make any individual really feel.
An animated inquiry into our innate eager for contact.
~ Director Sentiments: written from a UK perspective, July 2021 ~
By January 2021, the idea of ‘social distancing’ was now a longtime commonplace within the UK, and so many territories the world over. However for the primary time in dwelling reminiscence, avoidance of proximity and contact takes by itself ethical excessive floor, effectively except for the reasoning of chastity or another social conference.
From unlocking to re-locking after which unlocking as soon as once more. Authorities mandates transfer on, and accountability is thrust again onto the person. Hugging needs to be accomplished ‘fastidiously’. Masks sporting and social distancing is now described as a ‘private selection’. But all is packaged-up with a faintly disguised ethical burden for us every to personal.
By no means earlier than has a hug with a buddy been so weighted – such want, but for some, such hesitance.
Ask a well being skilled what ‘being cautious’ will imply for you and your individual circumstance, they usually might describe it as a stability between each ‘bodily’ and ‘psychological’ wellbeing.
An horrific social experiment, and a psychological rollercoaster.
So what has social distancing accomplished to us, and can our innate want for contact ever be the identical once more?
Music Composition – Chipperfield Jones
Animation – Natalie Hobbons