Early Reading is based on a non-linear documentation of social structures and their different approaches to trust and fear. The book has a fragmentary structure and relates to Hoogland Ivanow's film Interbeing (2018). The material is presented through a thermal camera, whose optics do not register what is visible to the eye but render shades of temperature - a perspective granting all living beings the same conditions of representation. The camera also makes a heat shadow visible both upon and after physical touch. The heat remains, as a trace of utmost commonality left after direct contact, and after public, everyday chance encounters.