Skin Hunger


We all need to be touched. 

From a warm handshake or sympathetic hug to a congratulatory pat on the back, humans have developed complex languages, cultures, and emotional expression through physical contact.

Skin Hunger focusses on fulfilling the lack of tactility of our modern times by performing an individual tactile-dining experience.

Alice Héron and  Margherita Soldati explore the relationship between tactility and food through a 5-courses breakfast.


Both props and food have been carefully created to arise and manifest different emotions, each course is accompanied by a different prop and a different massage ritual that helps immerse in the sensorial and emotional experience.
For more in-depth information on the experience and how to try it yourself at home visit this page or read the article Skin Hunger: a sensory experience because humans need to be touched published on Unbore.

Realized thanks to the Mediamatic team, Kenneth Moreno Kiernan, Alice Sprascio, Krisztina Czika and Marit Heinen.

Pictures by Anisa Xhomaqi.
Cover photo by Willem Velthoven.

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