Wednesday March 3, live at 5. Artist duo Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen have been working together since 1990, developing a versatile body of work consisting of objects, machines and software. In 2002, they created the Tickle Salon: a hanging robot designed to gently stroke your skin with undivided attention. In the current pandemic, the Tickle Salon takes on new significance: when touching is discouraged, the robot takes over. Maria Verstappen joined in a conversation with Christine de Baan, writer, editor and advisor in the field of art and design.