Hugged by a machine

21 July 2020

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The exhibition designer Bart Hess talks in this short video about Lucy McRae’s work Future Day Spa. Bart is Lucy’s long-standing collaborator. As ‘Lucyandbart’, the duo have carried out photographic explorations of the potential evolution of the human body.

In Future Day Spa, Lucy recreates the feeling of being hugged – something many people have longed for during lockdown. Bart explains why the piece is especially relevant in the Covid era.