[ASMR] Relax with Fascist Censorship
[ASMR] Relax with Fascist Censorship (2017)
Live Audio-Visual Telepresence Performance
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, a tingling sensation on your neck and scalp triggered by a specific set of quiet, detailed stereophonic sounds and visuals. Media made explicitly for this purpose, by “ASMR-tists,” is very popular on the internet. This piece, created in 2017 for the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan, explores the ASMR sub-genre involving books and page-turning while addressing issues of government censorship of scientific data in the early part of the Trump administration. The piece turns the destruction of books into an eerily sensual or visceral experience.