1998, 48:00 minutes, colour, Sound
Holding a small portable camera in my hand, I brought it in contact with the body of a nude model, Ronya Bolhorn, and switched it on. Beginning at her navel, I moved it slowly over her entire body for 48 minutes, keeping it in contact with her skin throughout and constantly altering the angle of contact. Finally bringing the camera back to her navel, I switched it off. Sound and image were generated as a by-product of this activity.
Touching Ronya is a remake of a half-hour black and white tape from 1973 entitled "Contact Piece: A Nude Model (Donna)." Apart from the fact of colour, the most conspicuous differences result from the much sharper focus generally, the frequent automatic refocussing of the camera, sometimes oscillating in and out for a second or so, and the fact that exposure to the source of illumination no longer leaves burn tracks across the screen.
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