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Tempting Failure 2018 brings an eclectic selection of performance art and noise art from some of the most exciting artists around the world.

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Lizzie Masterton - ASMR: Tools for Tenderness

  • Braithwaite Hall Katharine Street Croydon, England, CR0 1NX United Kingdom (map)
Image credit: Annabel Wicker, 2017

Image credit: Annabel Wicker, 2017

A Relaxed Performance

ASMR: Tools for Tenderness is a participatory talk exploring the physiological and psychological tingling sensation of ASMR, its potential for healing fractures in the relationship between the mind and body, as well as promoting a sense of wellbeing.

The talk will explore: the emotional and biocapital labour of feminine presenting people within ASMR videos, the construction of gender, race, and the posthuman embodied subject within ASMR, and the potential for ASMR to be used as a therapeutic tool for those coping with depression, anxiety, depersonalisation, PTSD and other mental health problems.

Whilst this lecture hopes to introduce the audience to the sensual world of ASMR, it is also to be enjoyed as a live ASMR experience in itself.

About Lizzie Masterton

Lizzie Masterton is an artist based in London, working within the realms of ASMR, kink and ritual. Her practice is concerned with queer sensuality, ruptured embodiment and the power dynamics of intimacy.

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