Concept & performance: Tyra Wigg
Place: on the phone/ online
Time: appointment booking on personal request to: email@example.com
phone massage will be presented at BONE Performance Art festival in Bern November 26-28 2021.https://2021.boneperformance.com/en/programme/phone-massage-tyra-wigg/
During the difficulties of receiving massage clients during the pandemic I developed phone massage, inspired by the body/fantasy stimulating practice of phone sex. phone massage is a 1-on-1 interactive performance where I give an individually designed body treatment over the phone. The receiver is asked in advance to be in a calm surrounding where they can lay down comfortably without being disturbed. For an optimal experience the receiver has a good phone/internet reception and wears a headset with a nice sound quality.
The session includes an interview during which I draw an image of the receiver’s body from their subjective description, encouraged to use a non-judgmental vocabulary. The drawing acts as a template on which I note the current sensorial state and bodily needs and desires of the receiver.
The “treatment” is an instant composition based on the interview. I use verbal descriptions and (with consent of the receiver) analogue sound effects that might trigger ASMR. The immaterial aspect of this massage opens for unlimited experiences and manipulations of the bodily perception via the imaginary.
*hearing ability is necessary