The Visual Communication Design programme at Aalto University (VCD) is an international learn- ing community committed to investigating new modes of action within visual communication. This archive was established in 2020 as a means to document and share the activity and work of the programme.

Visual Narrative Studio 2021


Author’s Name:
Emma Johansson


Project title:
Aquatic Fantastical Organic


Project description:
Aquatic Fantastical Organic is an animation exploring the physical sensation of touch and its relation to other senses. Combining biomorphic elements and details of the human body, the animation blurs the limits of the body and its surroundings and inhabits the threshold of exterior and interior. The work reveals the hidden processes and phenomena happening simultaneously in the chain of sensations and emotions that physical touch, or the idea of it, triggers.


Inspired by practices of ASMR, embodiment, somatics and sensuality, Aquatic Fantastical Organic questions notions of subjectivity, individuality and the idea of who and what is sensing and being sensed.


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