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.