FRENCH KISSES

Compiled by Maria Guggenbichler and Amal Alhaag / Side Room, Amsterdam

On Tips of Tongues, and Feeling as Taste

The publication is a re-mix of contributions by the participants Hannah Black, Olive Michel &Fred Hystère/Anna Frei, Girls Like Us, Max Göran, Annette Knol, Andreea Pavel/D.R.E.E.A, Lorenzo Sandoval, and Felicia von Zweigbergk as well as contributions by guests, audiences and organizers.

What happens to that which sits on the tip of my tongue, that which I cannot speak, for psychological, linguistic or semiotic reasons, when we exchange kisses?

The publication French Kisses: On Tips of Tongues, and Feeling as Taste is loosely based, in conversation with and building on a 4 day informal and intimate gathering. During those days, we thought about forms of taste which do not stem from separateness, social distance or distinction, but are based on tasting as touching, being in touch, being touched and affected.

French Kisses: On Tips of Tongues, and Feeling as Taste was a gathering of a group of international cultural practitioners, guests, audiences and organizers, which took place from 17 until 20 September 2015 at District, at Berlin Community Radio, and in homes and at places across the city.

Together, Maria and Amal run the Side Room in Amsterdam.

42 Pages
210 x 300 mm