Touch Me was first initiated by KONTEJNER in Zagreb in 2002 as a project set at the intersection of art, technology and science, with a somewhat erotic subtext of the title reflecting the interactivity and responsive nature of most technology-based artworks.

The project is focued on artworks dealing with accelerated development of technologies, and probing critically the world of the future and the post-human state. Artists who use new technologies and science in their projects are testing out the present and future phenomena related to science and technology in the most radical way, often intervening also in the field of ethics.

The concept of the Touch Me project is developed around the necessity to map and contextualise the local scene, and stimulate a more relevant theoretical discourse on the subject. Since 2005, the project - which includes various international performances, exhibitions, events and lectures - has taken a format of a triennial Touch Me festival: an international art event presenting some of the most important international and local new media art projects.

Ray Lee (UK)

Siren

  • #performance
  • #installation

Tanja Perišić (HR)

Place of Living

  • #sound
  • #installation
  • #production-kontejner

Janez Janša (SI)

SS-XXX / Die Frau Helga - The Borghild Project Reconstruction

  • #installation
  • #sexuality

Paul DeMarinis (US)

Firebirds

  • #installation
  • #fire

William Linn (US)

peer-to-peer technostalgia

  • #performance
  • #game

Stephen Wilson (US)

Liberating the labs

  • #lecture

Joe Davis (US)

Sands of Spacetime

  • #lecture

Paul Granjon (UK)

Man made machines

  • #performance
  • #robotics

Marcel.lí Antúnez Roca (ES)

Transpermia

  • #lecture

Stahl Stenslie (NO)

Inter_skin

  • #performance
  • #interactive
  • #installation
  • #sexuality

Marnix de Nijs (NL), Edwin van der Heide (NL)

Spatial sounds (100dB at 100km/h)

  • #interactive
  • #installation

Erik Hobijn (NL), Arlette Muscheter (NL)

Tactile Machine

  • #performance
  • #food

Haruki Nishijima (JP)

Remain in light

  • #interactive
  • #installation

Thomas Kvam & Frode Oldereid (NO)

Machine Project

  • #performance
  • #robotics