Mirror touch synaesthesia is a rare neurological condition which causes individuals to experience the sensations that other people feel – such as touch – through observation alone. Mirror Touch is a multi-media solo show about living with mirror touch synaesthesia, and is Stella dell’Assunta’s first work to explicitly address neurodiversity. Using storytelling, spoken word, ritual, dance, and performance art, and set to the music of Kate Bush & k.d. lang, Stella dell’Assunta takes us through the looking glass.
Gina Stella dell’Assunta (she/her & ze/hir) is a writer, performance artist, and cultural worker from San Francisco, with deep roots in both local & international queer & trans, sex worker, and disability communities. She is currently developing Mirror Touch at San Francisco SAFEhouse for the Arts. You can find hir online as @queershoulder, and support hir work directly at patreon.com/queershoulder.
June 18, 2022