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PERFORMANCE: Soft Destructions

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These performances take place as part of Anna Witt’s newly commissioned environment Soft Destructions staged within 84 STEPS. The hybrid installation, a blend of both domestic and professionalized environments, becomes a stage for live ASMR performances.

The term ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) refers to a physical reaction comprised of a pleasant tingling sensation which many people find soothing. It became popular in social media, eventually developing into a community phenomenon in 2010, primarily on YouTube. Mutual care and emotional closeness are the cornerstones of this community, as users share and watch videos to help relieve stress, anxiety, or sleeping disorders, most commonly.

Over the course of an hour, the live sound-performances focus on the auditory and sensory effects of gentle, destructive actions towards the objects spread within the gallery. The physical debris will accumulate within the space, gradually transforming it over the course of the exhibition.

Selected dates of the performance are available above. Performances are free with admission.

Performers: Mel Chan, Lisa Gliederpuppe, Tisa Neza Herlec

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