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Old-school ASMR
(14 December 2013 - 5 January, 2014)

Group show with crys cole, Kajsa Dahlberg, Jeremy Deller, Alexander Gutke, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Anna Ling, Miltos Manetas and Leon Zuodar.

Curators: Nina Slejko Blom & Conny Blom

The exhibition will not be dealing with the questions of Age Specific Mortality Range. As always at CAC Bukovje, there is no curatorial theme that the works should be confirming; the pieces are chosen purely for their, in our opinion, excellence, apartment-fitting scale and the willingness of their authors to work with us.

The ASMR referred to in the title is the acronym for the quasi scientific term for ”autonomous sensory meridian response,”an attempt to defineĀ a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling in response to visual, auditory, or cognitive stimuli. An extensive Internet subculture has developed around this phenomenon and on Youtube thousands of amateur videos of mundane experiences designed to trigger ASMR can be found. Allegedly, although some people are said to be unable to feel the positive sensation, there are many happy users enjoying these attention induced head orgasms, to use one of the alternative names for ASMR.

For those of us who are not able to get the tingles from watching clumsy, excruciatingly tedious video clips of young ladies puffing smoke at microphones, softly whispering, playing with water marbles or combs or pretending to be doctors, CAC Bukovje offers more traditional, albeit also a tad more demanding, triggers for inducing pleasure experiences for the head.
 
 
 
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