Tender (then punch me) is an art project created and curated by composer Bart Bruinsma and Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir from Iceland. Together, they play with melding sound, visual art and poetry into musical compositions. These will be released in the coming years in various forms as part of a single major project: audio installations, live performances with visuals and an album. During their performance at Explore the North, the composers investigate what of change or lack thereof does to people these days, or more specifically what it does to them themselves. Music and abstract poetry are used to put these elusive emotions ‘into words', since such feelings are difficult to put into words.