TOCA is an exercise of emotional data visualization where shared women's memories are expressed through a touch-sensitive garment worn by a performance artist. As a method of telling stories of being a woman, through the body’s perspective - the female corporeal experience in our society - a collection of personal stories of sexual harassment serves as “data” remixed.
Toca comes from the verb tocar in Portuguese, which means both to touch, and to play a musical instrument. It features the city because it aims to collect stories from each city that it touches. The project is a quest to make these snippets of traumatic experiences visible, and at the same time resignify it into a creation where the woman's body has reclaimed its autonomy over the events.
Toca was performed at Contraponto in São Paulo. The project was ideated and directed by Monique Grimord, videography and experience design by Vitor Freire, performance and choreography by Jackeline Stefanski, photography by Tiago Lima, sound design by Julia Teles, light design by Laura Salerno, João Maia on second camera, and special thanks to Mica Toméo and Caleb Luporini.