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WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR

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Step out from behind your screen and experience the world of ASMR in a shared space.

Exhibition Overview

WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR

Exhibition Type
Art, Contemporary Art, Popular Culture
Area Size
200 to 500 sqm
500 to 1000 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Availability
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:


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Core Experience
Immersive digital experience
Hands-on activities
Reproductions
Exhibition Partners
The exhibition is curated in collaboration with ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.

Photos

Credits / Image Information

Exhibition view, the Design Museum, London. Photo: Ed Reeve.

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Description

As little as a decade ago, ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) was largely dismissed as a figment of the imagination. Today the term represents one of the largest movements on the Internet, and it has become impossible to ignore. As academic institutions around the world seek to make sense of the phenomenon, creatives — known as “ASMRtists”— are building on a cultural movement that transcends language and culture in favour of bodily ‘feels’.


ASMR is a term that describes a physical sensation: euphoria or deep calm, sometimes a tingling in the body. In recent years an online audience of millions has grown, dedicated to watching the work of designers and content creators who try to trigger this feeling in their viewers. They do it by whispering or eating, touching or tapping, and more besides. This exhibition is the first dedicated to this feeling, and the emerging field of creativity that has grown up around it.


WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD opened at ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm in 2020, and it was the first of its kind to lift the world of ASMR out from your screen and into physical space. The exhibition at the Design Museum expanded upon the original concept showing how the ASMR movement has evolved in the period between the two exhibitions. Step into an acoustically tuned environment and understand how people are using new and existing tools and materials to navigate our complex world.


The exhibition won the Dezeen Awards 2022 Exhibition design of the year.


The exhibition is curated in collaboration with ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.

VR and App Content

Collections

Film & Sound
Technical objects
Digital art

General Information

Created In
2022
Technical Requirements
High ceiling height
Languages
English

Venues

Past and Future Venues
11 months, 2022 - 2023, the Design Museum, London, UK

Extra Info

Highlights
Curatorial excellence
Immersive experience
Interactivity
Highlights Details
- A uniquely immersive exhibition experience with an immersive design and audio-visual works
- Original Bob Ross paintings displayed alongside episodes of The Joy of Painting
- A selection of short clips by ASMRtists describing what ASMR means to them
- A performative sculpture by London based Swedish artist Tobias Bradford, consisting of a disembodied fleshy artificial tongue, dripping with synthetic saliva
- Prototypes for Artificial Skin for Mobile Devices by French artist Marc Teyssier
- First whispering video, and first ever ASMR video uploaded to YouTube by WhisperingLife ASMR
- Bespoke binaural microphone created by the director and immersive artist Chris Milk for an interactive virtual-reality film called Hello, Again

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