‘Who Touched Me?’ (publication)

Who touched me? by Fred Moten and Wu Tsang / With contributions by Denise Ferreira da Silva / Series editors: Frédérique Bergholtz and Susan Gibb / Editor: Janine Armin / Design: Will Holder / Publisher: If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, 2016 / ISBN: 978-94-92139-06-1 / Order from If I Can’t Dance through its webshop / Price: €15

Who touched me? is a compilation of research by Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, who together cohabit the roles of poet and performance artist. The publication traces the development of their sculptural performance Gravitational Feel, which was yet to be realized at the time the book was due to print. This book introduces the reader to this work in its virtual state, while tracing Moten and Tsang’s lived experience of collaboration through a body of text, which is composed of email correspondence, notes, poetry, fragments of essays, and transcriptions of earlier collaborative work. Together these entwined texts create a new socio-poetic form. To quote from the book’s pages, “The research/experiment is in how to sense entanglement.”

Moten, F., Tsang, W., 'Who Touched Me?', If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam 2016.