In line with national policy relating to the corona virus, Lost & Found stops its activities until further notice. Please be welcome to the Lost & Found archive. Since 1997, over 200 sessions of stray images and sound have been organised. Artists, writers, scientists and musicians present work in progress, experiment or present work that doesn't fit into their oeuvre (yet). A specific and unique stage for diverse and hybrid works which don't fit comfortably into galleries or museums.
writer, model (NL), Instagram
Duran Lantink came on stage again and introduced us to the world of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response).
A video started in which we saw two women whispering all kinds of words, again unintelligible, into a microphone. With ASMR it is the intention that the sound comes straight into your ear so that it can literally have a physical effect, namely a brain gasm.
After the movie the same girl came to try it live, even here it did not really come into its own, unfortunately. This is because the technical aspect here is quite important, one needs a hypersensitive stereo microphone and ideally you also wear headphones so that you are completely isolated from other sounds around you. The idea of everyone drooling on the floor in such a room sounds like something that would have been fun. After this performance, there were logically some questions from the audience, because what exactly was the intention? And why do people do this? It more or less meant that it would give a calming, or sometimes also an exhilarating feeling. And that there are within this genre and thousands of subgenres of people who create their own ASMR corner in which they want to be insulted in a whispering tone, I can understand the excitement in that.
video, performance, 2018, 10 min
Shown at L&F Theatrum Anatomicum (05–10–2018)