The short film Touch’M, directed by Giovanni Maisto Ferreira, demonstrates how beautiful physical connection can be and simultaneously serves as a display of Giovanni’s personal experience of healthy masculine touch. The film was created to challenge people’s views on what it means to be intimate while being a man. The artist states: “This short film serves as a symbolic depiction of how non-sexual touch can heal parts of the toxic masculinity that is prevalent but silent in Western society."

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19:00 – 21:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


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Giovanni Maisto Ferreira is an artist exploring various types of media to highlight a deeply personal perception of our contemporary society and its dysfunctions. OTION is an all-round performing artist, creator and musician. His performances organically blend dance, live music, sung and spoken word with a strong emphasis on storytelling. Giovanni and OTION have performed together at Het Nieuwe Instituut before with their work G's Us for the exhibition G/D Thyself: Spirit Strategies for Raising Free Black Children

The Touch'M event series is a collaboration between Giovanni Maisto Ferreira, OTION, Kunstinstituut Melly and Het Nieuwe Instituut.