Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

Our project takes the words spoken by Jesus to Mary Magdalene in the garden after she discovers his empty tomb — noli me tangere (“touch me not”) — as a provocation for reflection on the COVID-19 pandemic, and on other pandemics, viral and social, that engulf us.

Featuring original music, paintings, photography, essays, poetry, talks, conversations, and more.

Photos by Alex Teschmacher. 

We ask how we might consider noli me tangere in this moment—this long moment still being shaped by the pandemic.