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Material experiments will be displayed using the help of the ASMR, where visitors’ senses are stimulated to experience the materials.

ASMR U Ready?

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ASMR U Ready?
Sebastian Ziegler

Valdís Steinarsdóttir has been working on finding solutions to replace toxic materials with natural materials. Usually guests would be allowed to experience them in a tactile way. However now when obviously touching should be kept to a minimum ASMR will be used to give guests sense for the materials

I will be showcasing a series of material experiments where I researched the meat industry and the various biological waste materials it produces. With these materials, I want to reflect on society’s meat consumption and examine the waste that follows.

In the exhibition, visitors will be able to hear sounds of materials that they would normally not pay any attention to if they had the opportunity to feel it. The tactile feel would most likely overwrite all other senses. Instead, I want to focus all the cognitive processing power on the audible and visual aspects of these very physical objects using ASMR audio and video recordings. One of the core ideas of ASMR is the sensation of intimacy and closeness which I’m hoping the audience will experience as well. I will also be talking about my materials and explaining them using the help of ASMR so in a sense people can in a way experience me in the exhibition.

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Valdís Steinarsdóttir

Valdís Steinarsdóttir is an Icelandic designer specializing in product design. She works in Iceland as an independent designer, mainly focusing on material experiments by recycling organic matter. With her projects, she hopes to bring societal change and create a platform for discussion and debate.
Valdís Steinarsdóttir was recently awarded Nordic Designer of the Year at Formex Nova 2020.