WAMx 17 December 2021–6 March 2022
Rob Hesp

The contact catalogue consists of participatory performance work, exploring how we can rediscover the importance of touch and physical closeness as social animals. The contact catalogue is split between 3 channel film, audio headset installation and live performance encounter. The pieces examine softness, embodied feeling and interdependence as things of vital importance in contemporary society, both in the face of growing social division and unfolding environmental crises. 

Rob Hesp (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer and dancer from Leeds, England. The artist’s practice is driven by questions of identity, social interconnection, and community, using their work to create space for provocation, nurture and empathy. They have presented work at venues including the V&A Museum, Southbank Centre and Roundhouse London as well as at high profile festivals and art plat-forms such as Latitude, Spill, Fringe! Queer film festival and Buzzcut.

Rob Hesp 17 December 2021–6 March 2022