Twin Touch Test
Questioning the lifespan of an archive if its original purpose hadn't been fulfilled.
The test was to write 100 words on what it felt like to simultaneously rub your hands together on either side of chicken wire. My aim was to finish the unfinished sensory writing competition from 1943 by Marcel Duchamp and award a winner which never happened due to World War II.
Pig skin leather is used as the book cloth to reflect the strange sensory experiences participants wrote about. The Twin Touch Test is located in the VVV magazine. This publication used colours of lime and dark green which inspired the chosen colour palette.
Keeping to the theme of chicken wire, hexagons are stencilled out of the inserted coloured pages. This meant that users can still experience the sensory experiment without needing chicken wire. There are tiny eyelets on the last page to reveal the winner of the competition. This was a distinct feature from the original publication.